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The science of diagnosing and treating disorders of the female genital tract and reproductive system.
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(GYN) (gī'nĕ-kol'ŏ-jē)
The medical specialty concerned with diseases of the female genital tract, as well as endocrinology and reproductive physiology of the female.
Synonym(s): gynaecology.
[gyneco- + G. logos, study]
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The speciality concerned with abnormality and disease of the female external genitalia (vulva), the vagina, womb (uterus), Fallopian tubes, ovaries and other structures in and about the female pelvis, and with the breasts. It is concerned, in particular, with menstrual disorders, ENDOMETRIOSIS, pelvic infection, cancer of the uterus and adjacent organs, cysts and tumours of the ovaries, infertility, contraception and complications of child-bearing including ectopic pregnancy and breast lactation disorders.
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The number of outpatient clinics is 23 specialised clinics including 13 pregnancy and birth clinics, as well as ten gynaecology clinics in various specialties.
May this new Gynaecology & Fertility Centre emerge as the best in the whole Gulf region.
Dr Hunter said: "The team have shown significant effort and commitment to education and have created a department with a broad and encompassing learning ethos with excellent working relationships and support from the multidisciplinary team." In further success, the obstetrics and gynaecology department was recognised by the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (RCOG) as highly commended for training awards last year.
The DC said as per the advice received from the CPSP, further improvements in OPD of obstetrics and gynaecology besides upgradation of the related library would be ensured.
Police are investigating the possibility of the woman's affiliation with a group that abducts newborns from the ward.It is believed that the suspect targeted female patients who visited the gynaecology ward to undergo "illegal surgeries".
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"Dubai has transformed from the quiet little hamlet it was and there has been such sophisticated advance, especially in the field of gynaecology," said Dr John, who handled normal deliveries in the 1980s and introduced laparoscopy and minimal invasive surgery.
DCO Noorul Amin Mengal laid foundation stone for the construction of extension block Institute of Gynaecology and Neonatology at Hilal-e-Ahmar Maternity Hospital here on Saturday which would be completed in three phases and funds of Rs 50 million has been allocated for the completion of first phase.
After moving to Liverpool to work in casualty and play for 'a particular rugby club, he then went to Newcastle to start training in obstetrics and gynaecology, which he was completing at the Royal Free Hospital in London when he came to Johannesburg on a one-year exchange in 1998.
According to eyewitnesses, they heard a thud outside the gynaecology ward and rushed to the spot to find the baby's body.
Before joining St George's, Professor Arulkumaran worked at high-profile institutions including the National University of Singapore, the Asia and Oceania Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and the International Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
"Gynaecology treatment is probably the most sensitive and at times difficult treatment to provide and relies on doctors and their patients having total privacy.