What Is Laparascopic Myomectomy? What Are The Risks?


What is laparoscopic myomectomy?

It is the operation of the removal of myomas thorough small incisions made in the abdomen with instruments. The reason of open surgery rather than the reason for the short duration of operation, the absence of adhesion and shorter recovery process. Each presence of myomas does not require this operation. Myomas should be considered to be taken if it starts to cause serious damage to the person. Myomas should be removed in cases such as menstrual irregularities, frequent bleeding, causing constipation by pressure on the rectum, pressure on the bladder to cause frequent urination, causing infertility or miscarriage and rapid growth of myoma.

What are the risks of laparoscopic myomectomy?

As with every operation, there is the possibility of risk when performing these procedures.  However, when compared to open surgery, the incisions are small, the procedure is terminated in a short time, the healing process is shortened and the risk of infection is seen less frequently. The risk of infection in open surgery is also less in laparoscopic myomectomy.

What are the advantages of laparoscopic myomectomy?

  • Discharge will be in a shorter time than open surgery
  • As the surgery scar will be small and the stitch size is small, it will benefit in term of aesthetics.
  • Intraabdomen adhesions will be less than open surgery.
  • There is less risk of hernia and less bleeding
  • The possibility of infection is less than open surgery
  • The process of returning to daily life will be shorter

What is the examination performed before laparoscopic myomectomy?

As with other open surgery, a series of laboratory tests are performed to determine whether the patient is ready for operation or not, and to ensure that other health problems can be avoided. A detailed examination is performed by anesthesia specialist for anesthesia and patient is informed

What types of myomas can not be removed with laparoscopic myomectomy?

  • This method is not considered if the size of the myomas is between 9 and 10 cm.
  • If the number of myomas are four or more, this technique may not be considered.
  • The best decision is made by a competent obstetrician who is expert in this field.