International Adhesions Society





Links - Fibroids

Library & Resources >Links

PLEASE NOTE: These are links to external sites; they will open in new windows.

Fibroids are benign (not malignant, not cancerous) tumors that gow in the wall of the uterus (womb). They are also called myomas, leiomyomas or leiomyomata. They cause, pain, menstrual disturbances and can cause infertility.

Surgery (myomectomy) is often performed to remove the fibroids. Sometimes the fibroids are so bad that a hysterectomy is performed. In either case adhesions may form with the attendant problems of pain, bowel and bladder problems.

For further information:

- Uterine Fibroids from ADAM Medical Encyclopedia
- WebMed

Research Articles
- Adhesion prevention in gynaecological surgery

- Fibroid Treatment Collective.
- National Uterine Fibroids Foundation (NUFF)

- Uterine Artery embolization for fibroids

- Myomectomy – removal of uterine fibroids – by laparotomy with placement of Seprafilm


To Top