Myomectomy: Surgery to remove a fibroid from the uterus. A fibroid, or leiomyoma, is a benign tumor that arises from the myometrium, the muscular wall of the uterus.
The first myomectomy was performed by the American surgeon Washington Atlee in 1844.
Illustrates types of myomectomy for uterine fibroids, shows how myomectomy is done, and compares myomectomy to other fibroid treatments.
Myomectomy is the surgical removal of fibroids from the uterus. It allows the uterus to be left in place and preserves fertility.
There are many different options which are available for dealing with fibroids. One of the methods which are chosen to get rid of these is through a myomectomy.
Illustrates and shows photos of Abdominal Myomectomy for uterine fibroids, shows how myomectomy is done, and compares myomectomy to other fibroid treatments.
Myomectomy â€” Overview covers what to expect, risks, results of surgery to remove uterine fibroids.