Resource Directory for information on uterine myoma (fibroids)

Multimedia information sources
Pictures and drawings of myoma (fibroids)
Images of treatments
Presentations of treatments
General information sources
Internet Groups
Books
Publications

Links to user-friendly multimedia sources for information about uterine myoma (fibroids):

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/tutorials/uterinefibroids/htm/index.htm
This interactive tutorial on uterine myoma (fibroids) has been produced by the Patient Education Institute, and made available on the Web by the National Library of Medicine MEDLINEplus service. The tutorial provides background information on uterine myoma and covers anatomy, clinical signs and symptoms, complications, causes, diagnosis, and treatment. Viewing this tutorial requires Flash plug- in.

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/tutorials/hysterectomy/htm/index.htm
This interactive tutorial about hysterectomy has been produced by the Patient Education Institute, and made available on the Web by the National Library of Medicine MEDLINEplus service. The tutorial provides background information about hysterectomy and covers anatomy, clinical signs and symptoms, complications, causes, diagnosis, and treatment. Viewing this tutorial requires Flash plug- in.

http://www.obgyn.net/hysterectomy-alternatives/mrgfus/presentation/index.html?slide=#
Slide show presentation of non-invasive treatment with MrgFus, includes actual photos of uterine myoma (fibroids) and diagrams describing the procedure, prepared by Elizabeth Stewart, Clinical Director, centre for Uterine Fibroids, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/uterinefibroids.html
This page on the National Library of Medicine MEDLINEplus website has links to videos of treatments for uterine myoma (fibroids): abdominal myomectomy, uterine myoma embolization.

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Pictures and Drawings of uterine myoma (fibroids)

http://www.ucsf.edu/fibroids/background.html
University of California at San Francisco Women’s Health centre site explains uterine myoma with easy-to-understand terms and drawings

http://www.ivf-infertility.com/infertility/causes/uterine.php
Photo of a uterus with multiple myoma (fibroids)

http://www.nuff.org/health_uterinefibroids.htm
Drawing of the different types of uterine myoma (fibroids)

http://www.mypregnancyplace.com/assets/images/tubal_surg4_LGa.jpg
Photo of myoma (fibroid) that have been removed

http://www.tufts.edu/sackler/cmdb/castellot-lab.htm
Uterine myoma pathology and physiology

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Images of treatment for uterine myoma (fibroids)

MrgFUS
http://obgyn.adv100.com/obgyn/article/articleDetail.jsp?id=114065

Uterine Artery Embolization – UAE
http://www.fibroiduae.com/fibro3a.html#index
MRI of uterus pre- and post-embolization procedure

Myomectomy

Laparoscopoic myomectomy
http://www.ysaobgyn.com/pictures_fibroids.html

Abdominal myomectomy
http://www.obgyn.net/hysterectomy-alternatives/?page=/ah/articles/indman_ab_myo

Vaginal myomectomy
http://www.obgyn.net/hysterectomy-alternatives/?page=/ah/articles/goldfarb_lap

Hysteroscopic myomectomy
http://www.fibroids.uk.net/myomectomy_h.htm

Pelviscopic myomectomy
http://www.histeroscopia.med.br/imagespmss.htm

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Presentations

http://www.obgyn.net/english/pubs/features/presentations/fouda22/LEIOMYOMAS.ppt
The management of uterine myoma (fibroids)

http://www.lhup.edu/asmith7/womenshealth/Pelvic Mass00.ppt
Pelvic masses

MRgFUS
http://www.obgyn.net/hysterectomy-alternatives/mrgfus/presentation/index.html?slide=#

Uterine Artery Embolization – UAE
http://www.fibroids.co.uk/doctor_walker/articles.html

http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~content=a741407026~db=all~order=pagehttp://www.mayoclinic.com/health/uterine-artery-embolization/UF00021

http://gyn.pusanpaik.or.kr/File/F_Abstract/58.ppt

Laparoscopoic myomectomy
http://clinicalevidence.bmj.com/ceweb/conditions/woh/0814/0814_I18.jsp

http://www.library.nhs.uk/GuidelinesFinder/ViewResource.aspx?resID=30741

HIFU
http://publications.npl.co.uk/npl_web/pdf/dql_ac15.pdf

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Sources for general information about uterine myoma (fibroids)

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/uterine-fibroids/DS00078
Overview and various short articles about uterine myoma (fibroids): signs and symptoms, causes, risk factors, screening and diagnosis, complications, treatment and prevention

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/uterine-fibroids/UF99999
Health Decision Guide provides information about women’s health in general and uterine myoma (fibroids) more specifically, testimonials from women who have myoma, easy-to-understand in-depth explanations about a women’s reproductive system, doctors answer FAQ’s

http://www.nuff.org/health_uterinefibroids.htm
The National Uterine Fibroids Foundation website provides basic information about myomas, including an illustration of fibroid types. They have a link to an online chat room and access to transcripts of chats with medical professionals

http://www.fibroids.net/
Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School, provides clinical and research information for patients with links to other resources

http://www.sirweb.org/patPub/uterine.shtml
Society of interventional radiology provides general information with clear explanations of treatment options

http://www.emedicine.com/radio/topic777.htm
General information with actual ultrasound and MRI images of uterine myoma (fibroids)

http://www.emedicine.com/med/topic3319.htm
An article about myomectomy procedures, intended for medical professionals, includes photographs and links to other informational sources.

http://www.icongrouponline.com/health/Uterine_Fibroids.html
Health publisher provides a list of books on uterine myoma (fibroids) with a links to sellers

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Internet Groups

http://groups.yahoo.com/adultconf?dest=/group/uterinefibroids/
Uterine Fibroids eGroup is sponsored by the National Uterine Fibroids Foundation and is an email and web based discussion group for individuals interested in researching and discussing all methods of alternative treatments for uterine myoma

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Books

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/104-5411627-7311134?url=
index%3Dblended&field-keywords=uterine+fibroids&Go.x=8&Go.y=7

Direct link to books about uterine myomas available on amazon.com

http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/results.asp?
WRD=uterine+fibroids&userid=eV2MsRkCZd&cds2Pid=9481

Direct link to books about uterine myoma available on barnesandnoble.com

http://www.icongrouponline.com/health/Uterine_Fibroids.html
Health publisher provides a list of books on uterine myoma with a links to sellers

http://www.gynsecondopinion.com/fibroids.htm
Excerpts from a book written by a gynecologist who specialises in alternative treatments for uterine myoma

A list of helpful and informative books about uterine myoma (fibroids):

The Fibroid Book by Francis L. Hutchins, MD

Fibroids: The Complete Guide to Taking Charge of Your Physical, Emotional, and Sexual Well-Being by Johanna Skilling

Fibroid tumours and Endometriosis by Susan M. Lark, MD

The First Year--Fibroids: An Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed by Johanna Skilling

It's a Sistah Thing: A Guide to Understanding and Dealing with Fibroids for Black Women by Monique R. Brown

The No-Hysterectomy Option: Your Body--Your Choice, Revised and Updated by Herbert A. Goldfarb, Judith Greif (contributor)

The Official Patient's Sourcebook on Uterine Fibroids: A Revised and Updated Directory for the Internet Age by James N. Parker, MD and Philip M. Parker, PhD

Uterine Fibroids: What Every Woman Needs to Know by Nelson H. Stringer, MD

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Publications

http://www.webmd.com/hw/uterine_fibroids/hw183462-Bib.asp
Link to medical professional articles about uterine myoma (fibroids)

http://www.nhs.uk/Pages/SearchResults.aspx?q=Uterine+fibroids&scope=NLH&page=5
Link to articles about uterine myoma (fibroids) from the National Library for Health

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What are my myoma (fibroid) treatment alternatives.

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