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Female Reproductive Treatment Procedures

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tedison's version from 2016-06-09 09:49

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CauterizationThe use of heat to destroy abnormal tissue
CryosurgeryThe use of cold temperature (liquid nitrogen) to freeze and destroy tissue
Dilation and curettage (D&C)Widening of the opening of the cervix and scraping of the lining of the uterus to remove tissue and stop prolonged or heavy bleeing
MyomectomyThe surgical removal of fibroid tissue from the uterus
Uterine artery embolizationProcedure to shrink fibroids by injecting tiny pellets into the uterine artery.
Tubal ligationProcedure in which the fallopian tubes are ligated (tied off) in two places with sutures and the intervening segment is burned or removed. Prevents pregnancy.
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