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A new website for gynaecologists interested in the surgical management of fibroids is now on line. www.fibroidsurgery.org
Fibroid Clinic at the Royal Free Hospital
A clinic dedicated to the treatment of women with fibroids
has been set up at the Royal Free Hospital. The Fibroid
Clinic offers all the treatments which are described
at this web site, but is also looking at new and
better ways to manage this common problem. Following
your assessment, we will discuss with you which treatment
options are best in your case, and you may be invited
to take part in research studies looking at some
of these newer treatments. You will be under no obligation
to take part, and your treatment will not be affected
in anyway if you decline.
here if you would
like an appointment in the Fibroid Clinic.
hysteroscopy, a very narrow telescope is inserted into
the uterus (womb) via the vagina and cervix. Carbon
dioxide gas or a liquid such as saline is usded to
distend the uterine cavity to give a clear view. The
image can be projected on to a television screen using
a small video camera.
allows examination of the endometrium (lining of the
uterus), tubal ostia (small channels on either side
which lead to the fallopian tubes), and assess the
shape and size of the uterine cavity. Abnormal findings
include polyps, fibroids, adhesions (scar tissue),
septa (a midline division), or simply that the endometrium
is unusually thickened. A biopsy is often taken at
end of the investigation to check the endometrium.
hysteroscopy does not take a long time and is not
particularly uncomfortable. At the Royal Free,
it is usually done as an out-patient procedure.