Replay of: Abdominal Myomectomy-|
A Treatment for the Removal of Fibroids
First Seen Webcast: March 23, 2004 2:00 PM
EST (19:00 UTC)
(BROOKLYN HEIGHTS, NY) - Long Island College Hospital will webcast a treatment
for the removal of uterine fibroids on March 23, 2004 from (EST). Dr.
Millicent Comrie, a specialist in Obstetrics and Gynecology will perform
the procedure known as an Abdominal Myomectomy. This is a procedure in
which uterine fibroids are surgically removed from the uterus.
“A fibroid is a solid mass of smooth muscle held together by
fibrous tissue,” explains Dr. Comrie. “It is estrogen-sensitive
and usually not cancerous. It is one of the most common tumors found
in women’s pelvic area.”
Uterine fibroids (also known as myomas) tend to run in families and
studies have shown that compared to the general population, black women
are at greater risk for fibroids. While many fibroids do not need treatment,
others can cause abnormal uterine bleeding, pressure, pain and other
symptoms that require some type of treatment.
“Too often patients don’t know they have fibroids until
they land in a doctor’s office or in an emergency room because
of excessive bleeding, pain, and/or a swollen abdomen or in the process
of losing a pregnancy,” says Dr. Comrie.
One treatment is the removal of the entire uterus (hysterectomy) but
many women are looking for alternatives to hysterectomy if they wish
to have children or simply do not want to lose their uterus. In this
case, a myomectomy may be an option.
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