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London NW3 2QG, UK


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A new website for gynaecologists interested in the surgical management of fibroids is now on line.

Movies of surgical procedures

We have just updated and expanded our library of edited movies of operations and techniques which you may find interesting and helpful. The movies have been prepared for streaming over the internet using a fast ADSL/broadband/cable connection, that is the movies will play as they are being downloaded rather than having to wait for the entire recording to be downloaded first. The movies can also be streamed using a slower modem connection, but the download time will be slow and the movies may be jerky. The movies are in Flash format which is included with most browsers (e.g. Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, etc), so there should be no difficulty in viewing them. You can download the latest Flash Player from here; you certainly need to install Flash Player if you do not even see an image when you click on the web pages listed below. If you continue to have problems, please let us know.

Click on the image to see the movie:

Open myomectomy using ovarian clamps

These movies have been edited by Nikos Bournas, Pietro Gambadauro, Nikos Papadopoulos and Adam Magos.

Ultrasound scan

You have probably had an ultrasound scan before as it is a very common investigation. A pelvic scan can be done abdominally or via the vagina. The procedure is quick, painless and gives a very useful image of your uterus (womb) and ovaries. Apart from fibroids, ultrasound can also diagnose polyps, thickened endometrium (lining of the uterus), and ovarian cysts.