Type of Surgery

PreOp® Patient Ed Dilation and Curettage Surgery

This 2D animation shows what occurs during a dilation and curettage. This procedure, referred to as a D & C, is a way in which gynecologists and gynecological surgeons can both diagnose and treat diseases of the endometrium (interior lining of the uterus).

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How the Body Works : The Menstrual Cycle

This narration describes a normal 28 day menstrual cycle. It covers the main hormones that are involved in the release of an egg from the ovary. There is a discussion about how hormones control menstruation if the egg is not fertilized and how they support pregnancy if the egg is fertilized by a sperm.

Endometriosis reference

Occasionally endometrium can grow outside of the womb, causing a painful condition known as endometriosis. This particular video shows how a fluorescent marker is used to identify endometrial tissue, tissue that is sometimes hard to identify. The video is the view through a laparoscope and the shiny areas are endometrial tissue.