Uterine myomatosis is the appearance of myomas or fibromas (benign tumors) in a woman’s uterus, it often affects women over age 30. If a single muscular tumor is found in the uterus, it is called a myoma, if there are more myomas present, they are referred to as myomatosis. In some women myomato...
Acute cholecystitis is an inflammation of the gallbladder. Your gallbladder is a small, pear-shaped organ on the right side of your abdomen, beneath your liver that helps your body digest fat. Gallstones are the main cause of cholecystitis by blocking the tube that leads out of the gallbladder. T...
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is an enlarged prostate gland, which can cause bothersome urinary symptoms. Untreated, prostate gland enlargement can block the flow of urine out of the bladder and cause bladder, urinary tract or kidney problems. BPH is common in aging men. About half of all me...
Decompressive laminectomy is the most common type of surgery done to treat lumbar (low back) spinal stenosis. This surgery is done to relieve pressure on the spinal nerve roots caused by age-related changes in the spine. The surgery creates space by removing the lamina — the back part of the verte...
A tubal ligation reversal is an operation to restore fertility to a woman by putting back together fallopian tubes that have been previously blocked or cut as part of a tubal ligation to prevent pregnancy. During the procedure, the blocked segments of the fallopian tubes are reconnected to the re...
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