Myoma Screw, Liverpool, England, 1871-1900

Made:
1871-1900 in Liverpool
maker:
Alexander and Fowler Limited

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Myoma screw, steel, by Alexander and Fowler of Liverpool, late 19th century

A myoma is a benign (non-cancerous) tumour in the muscle of the uterus. This myoma screw is used in surgery to remove such fibroids. It can be done abdominally or via the vagina. The fibroid is ‘screwed’ and clamped before removal. The myoma screw is almost crude in its simplicity. It has a straight shaft with an oval handle and a corkscrew head. It was made by Liverpool-based instrument makers Alexander and Fowler towards the end of the 1800s.

Details

Category:
Surgery
Object Number:
A2247
type:
myoma screw
credit:
Turner and Smyth
status:
Loan: Wellcome Trust

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