Laparoscopic Myomectomy

Laparoscopic myomectomy (often spelled as laproscopic) makes sense for subserous and pedunculated myoma. Subserous are close to the outer surface of the uterus, while pedunculated myoma are myoma “hanging” on a stalk to the uterus. Laparoscop is usually inserted through the navel and from there the operation proceeds. Laparoscopy requires several small incisions, so recovery time is much shorthened as compared to conventional or abdominal myomectomy.

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Just as with any other type of myomectomy, the goal of laparoscopy is to stop heavy bleeding and pressure on the internal organs from the (possibly large) fibroids. Theoretically, it is possible to get rid of any kind of uterine fibroids with laparoscopic myomectomy, but the fact is it works best if there were one or two large fibroids. With other types of myoma present, laparoscopy may not be ideal solution, since there will be a defect in the uterus on the place occupied by the fibroid that was taken out, and that defect must be repaired in order to prevent complications.

Read on to see for whom laparoscopic myomectomy is for.