Conversations with the Experts- Dr. Alfred Abuhamad

Dr. Alfred Abuhamad, MD was kind enough to speak with us about the use of 3d Ultrasound, after an excellent lecture on patient safety in obstetrics that will be available through our regular audio podcast feed. Dr. Abuhamad talks about the advantages of 3d ultrasound in clarifying diagnosis, and its potential to help reduce unnecessary procedures.

GYN Ultrasound- Retained Products of Conception

In our third video in the GYN Ultrasound series, Dr. James Manley, Dr. Vrunda Patel and Dr. Samata Mcclure discuss diagnosis and treatment of retained products of conception.

The placenta acts as an interface between the maternal and fetal blood supplies, and due to this infiltration, on occasion, some parts of this tissue do not fully separate from the uterus after birth, miscarriage or termination of pregnancy.  This retained tissue can cause heavy bleeding, pain, fever, and uterine tenderness.  Ultrasound can be a useful tool is helping to diagnosis retained products of conception and developing an appropriate treatment plan.

 

GYN Ultrasound- Ovarian Torsion

In the second video in our GYN Ultrasound series, Dr. James Manley, Dr. Megan Wasson and Dr. Andrew Ward discuss ovarian torsion.

Ultrasound can be used to help diagnosis and treat ovarian torsion, also referred to as adnexal torsion.

Occasionally, the ovary can “twist”, causing a patient significant pain, while compromising the blood flow to the ovary and fallopian tube.  A quick diagnosis and treatment is important to be able to treat and save these structures from damage secondary to vascular compromise.

GYN Ultrasound Video Series – The Normal Ovary

We’re adding video lectures to our audio podcasts here at OB GYN To Go.  The first series will be a number of videos discussing aspects of GYN Ultrasound.

The first lecture in this series features Dr. James Manley, along with Dr. Kelly Ruhstaller and Dr. Audrey Merriam discussing the normal ovary.  Because the ovary changes in appearance due to hormonal fluctuations, it’s important for residents to recognize normal versus pathological findings to avoid over diagnosis and treatment of patients.

Please let us know what you think of our new video lectures by dropping us an email at obgyntogo@gmail.com, or leaving a comment here.