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FDA Examining Safety of Morcellators for Hysterectomy and Myomectomy
The FDA has weighed in on the safety of uterine fibroid morcellation. Given the current evidence, find out what they recommend.
Hysterectomy for Fibroids Among the Top 4 Surgeries to Avoid
Patients with uterine fibroids have been advised to avoid a hysterectomy as treatment of the condition at all costs. Sound advice or mucky water?
Are Angiogenic Growth Factors the Future of Fibroid Therapy?
Evidence indicates that angiogenic growth factors have an important role in fibroid pathophysiology, including abnormal vasculature and fibroid growth and survival.
Robotic, Abdominal Myomectomy Equally Effective
Robotic-assisted laparoscopic myomectomy and abdominal myomectomy to manage uterine fibroids were equally effective in improving symptoms, but each procedure has its own benefits.
GnRH Alternative to Hysterectomy for Uterine Fibroids
Compared with hysterectomy, GNRHa is an effective treatment of uterine fibroids and has an equivalent effect on sexual function.
Health Disparities in Uterine Fibroid Patients: a Q&A
The findings of a recent study have shown that uterine fibroid tumors are more common and more severe in African American women compared with white women. Find out how you can better treat uterine fibroid tumors in this high-risk population.
New Technology Improves Fibroid Symptoms
Even at 2-Year Follow-Up
Radiofrequency volumetric thermal ablation for uterine fibroids is associated with a significant reduction in symptom severity and with improvements in quality of life even at 2 years’ post treatment.
VIDEO: Myosure Resection of Fibroid
This surgical video shows resection of a 3-cm intracavity fibroid using minimally invasive surgical technology. The patient, a 40-year-old woman, presented with a 60-day history of abnormal bleeding.
VIDEO: Laparoscopic Removal of Intracavitary Uterine Fibroid
This procedure was performed to remove an intracavitary fibroid that failed hysteroscopy on two occasions.