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Fibroid Images - Intramural

This patient has numerous large fibroids, some of which are subserosal, but most totally replacing the uterine muscle (intramural). The metal probe is pressing on a large fibroid replacing most of the left side of the uterus. Several smaller subserosal fibroids are also visible.
 
This is the right side of the uterus, with several more smaller fibroids. The normal right ovary and fallopian tube are visible.
   
This is the appearance of the pelvic cavity after thefibroids, uterus, ovaries, and fallopian tubes have been removed with a combination of laparoscopic and vaginal techniques. The patient left the hospital 24 hours after surgery and was back to most normal activities 2 weeks later.
   
Laparoscopic Images of Uterine Myoma (fibroids)
This is an example of a uterus with several subserosal fibroids, which grow on the outside of the uterine wall. These are fairly small fibroids, the largest measuring 4 centimeters at maximum diameter. They are usually suspected by pelvic exam and confirmed by transvaginal ultrasound.
   

All of these fibriods are of the subserosal variety, growing totally on the surface of the uterus. They usually are attached to the uterus by a stalk and are easily removed by laparoscopic techniques.