CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Surg J (N Y) 2020; 06(S 01): S1
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1710532
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Precision Surgery in Obstetrics and Gynecology: Surgical Approaches for Various Uterine Fibroids

Yuji Hiramatsu
1  Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Okayama City General Medical Center, Kita-Ku, Okayama, Japan
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Publication Date:
08 May 2020 (online)

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Yuji Hiramatsu MD, PhD

It is a great pleasure to publish the second issue of Precision Surgery in Obstetrics and Gynecology (PSOG), a supplement to The Surgery Journal. The second issue of PSOG focuses on “Surgical Approaches for Various Uterine Fibroids.”

We previously published a Japanese book series (24 volumes), entitled Obstetric and Gynecologic Surgery Now (OGS Now)[1] with the Japanese medical publisher, Medical View, Inc. In PSOG, we are selecting representative operations from OGS Now series and demonstrating the updated operative techniques.

The operation for uterine fibroids is the most frequent and essential gynecological surgery. When performing a total hysterectomy or myomectomy, the difficulty of the operation varies greatly depending on the location, size, and number of fibroids. This time, we selected seven particularly difficult operations for uterine fibroids. All of the papers published in this volume were written by the experts in this field in Japan and are explained using easy-to-understand illustrations and photographs that show the surgical techniques, tips, and precautions. We hope that the procedures listed in PSOG will be helpful in performing difficult uterine fibroid operations.

Finally, I would like to express my sincere thanks to Medical View for allowing us to use the illustrations and photos used in the OGS Now series.