New technique for permanent treatment of fibroids introduced in Assam

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Guwahati, Dec 18: Good news for the women of the state those suffering from infertility due to fibroids. Senior laparoscopy gynae surgeon, Sunrise Hospital, New Delhi, Dr Nikita Trehan who have got a place in the Limca book of records for removing the largest fibroid using laparoscopy, on Sunday introduced a new technique for treatment of fibroids for the first time in the north eastern states. The surgery was performed on Sunday at the Gynaecological Endoscopy workshop being organized by Dibrugarh Obstetrics and Gynaecological Society held at Aditya Hospital, Sivasagar.

The four day annual conference of the North East Obstetrics and Gynaecological Societies Conference (NEOGSCON 2017) which kicked off on Sunday will witness a large number of Obstetrics and Gynaecological doctors from across the India and the north eastern states attending and learning new techniques and technology for the well being of the women at large.

Informed Dr Nikita Trehan, “Today with the new modern techniques any fibroid can be removed by laparoscopy or hysteroscopy in good hands while completely saving the rest of the uterus. But fibroids reappear a few years after their removal. This new technique called LUAL (Laparoscopic Uterine Artery Ligation) designed by us not only helps in prevention of recurrence of fibroids but also decreases blood loss during removal of the fibroid in women.”

Fibroids are benign tumours of the uterine wall that mostly affect women in the childbearing age group. It causes heavy menstrual bleeding, prolonged menstrual periods (seven days or more of menstrual bleeding), pelvic pressure or pain, frequent urination and backache or leg pain and problems in unmarried girls due to a large mass in the abdomen. It has been observed that one in five women suffers from uterine fibroids – the growth of non-cancerous tumour in the womb. Fibroids can also lead to infertility, miscarriages and complications in pregnancy.

This technique offers all the benefits of laparoscopy i.e. minimal blood loss, no need for blood transfusion, minimal pain post operatively, only one day hospital stay and early resumption to day to day activities.

The exact cause of the development of fibroid is still unknown but several factors influence their formation including family history and hormonal changes. Since fibroids do not produce early symptoms, it is difficult to diagnose them early.

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