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How do doctors do median arcuate ligament syndrome surgery?

How do doctors do median arcuate ligament syndrome surgery?

Laparoscopically: This operation is uncommon since the syndrome itself is quite rare, however it can be done laparoscopically quite easily by a trained minimally invasive surgeon. ...Read more

Ligament (Definition)

A fibrous band of tissue that connects one bone to another. They hold joints in place. Dr. Fox's trivia test: what one bone is the only one ...Read more


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Pls explain what marked thickening of meniscofemoral fibres of MCL means and arcuate and popliteofibular ligament injury wit oedematous thickening ta.

Pls explain what marked thickening of meniscofemoral fibres of MCL means and arcuate and popliteofibular ligament injury wit oedematous thickening ta.

Possible tear: I assume this is based on an MRI test. I am impressed with how specific the description is. High quality mri. Basicly it shows that there has been an injury to the inside and outside/back aspect of the knee ligaments. This indicates a significant stretch or possibly a tear of the ligaments that stabilize the knee cartilage. There may be some instablitiy of the knee as well. ...Read more

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What is arcuate uterus?

What is arcuate uterus?

Heart shaped: Arcuate uterus is heart-shaped rather than pear-shaped. It's a minor malformation from development when you were an embryo. It usually doesn't cause any problem but your gyn should look for other related issues like endometriosis. ...Read more

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Laparos. surgery due MALS (median arcuate lig. s.). 6 weeks after surgery, pains very severe after meals. New celiac bypass is question. Solution?

Laparos. surgery due MALS (median arcuate lig. s.). 6 weeks after surgery, pains very severe after meals. New celiac bypass is question. Solution?

Tell surgeon: First: make sure your surgeon knows about this. Pay attention to what foods bother you most. Try blending a smoothie of coconut milk, frozen blueberries, and organic leafy greens, and see if you tolerate that better. ...Read more

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Why do women get salin infusion ultrasounds? Does this tell me if I can get pregnant or not? I have an arcuate shaped endometrium.

Why do women get salin infusion ultrasounds? Does this tell me if I can get pregnant or not? I have an arcuate shaped endometrium.

Better view: Saline allows a much better view of the uterine cavity. It makes it easier to look for abnormalities in the lining. An arcuate shape is a normal variant. ...Read more

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Are the medial/lateral tarsal, dorsal metatarsal, anterial tibial and arcuate, the only arteries on the front of the leg and foot?

Are the medial/lateral tarsal, dorsal metatarsal, anterial tibial and arcuate, the only arteries on the front of the leg and foot?

VASCULATURE: Sounds like a question for school. Anyway, here goes: ant. tibial, dorsalis pedis, perforating peroneal, ant. lat. malleolar, ant. med. malleolar, lateral tarsal, arcuate, 1st prox. perforating, dorsal metatarsal, dorsal digital, medial tarsal. Hope that's all. Sincerely, Dr. Latva ...Read more

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I have a Arcuate uterus - retroverted and deviated to the left, will this make it difficult for me to carry a baby to term? I am starting IVF soon.

I have a Arcuate uterus - retroverted and deviated to the left, will this make it difficult for me to carry a baby to term? I am starting IVF soon.

Not usually: Your IVF doctor will be the best person to answer this question as they will be aware of your specific case. In general an arcuate uterus or a retroverted uterus does not decrease pregnancy success ...Read more

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PCOS, endometriosis and an arcuate uterus... Will I be able to have children naturally? And what is an arcuate uterus? Thank you!

PCOS, endometriosis and an arcuate uterus... Will I be able to have children naturally? And what is an arcuate uterus? 
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Fertility: Arcuate uterus is a uterine variant in which the top uterus has a concave shape or dip. The uterine variant is not an issue usually. PCOS often times causes issues with fertility due to infrequent ovulation. Treatment with fertility drugs are often needed. Endometriosis may be an issue but may not with fertility. Some women require surgical evaluation and treatment, but typically later. DrG ...Read more