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PLaparoscopy, ultrasound and hysteroscopy pictures of uterine fibroids

Leiomyomas - also referred to as myomas or fibroids - are benign (non-cancerous) tumors in the muscle part of the uterus.

More about fibroid tumors of the uterus

Uterus with pedunculated subserous fibroid laparoscopy
Laparoscopic view of a uterus with a pedunculated posterior myoma
A fibroid in this location should not affect chances for pregnancy or miscarriage
However, if it were pushing into the cavity of the uterus, it might cause problems

More on uterine problems

Submucous fibroid pushing into endometrial cavity

submucous myoma ultrasound
Ultrasound image of uterus with submucous fibroid
This fibroid is called "submucous" because it is pushing into the uterine cavity
This location is more likely to cause reproductive problems
This patient needed in vitro fertilization for infertility

fibroid in endometrial cavity
Same image as above with uterus circled in blue, fibroid in red, endometrial cavity in green

Picture of submucous fibroid bulging in uterine cavity
Hysteroscopy view inside same uterus as above
This woman needed IVF - so we did surgery to remove the fibroid
It is better to have a normal uterus before IVF
Hysteroscopy was done with special tools to cut away the fibroid
This picture shows the inside of the uterine cavity before the fibroid was resected
The fibroid tumor is the white tissue at the bottom
A few air bubbles are seen at the right

More about fibroids

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