During hysteroscopic myomectomy, uterine fibroids are removed from the submucosal lining of the uterus. To perform the procedure, a lighted instrument is used that allows the surgeon to see inside the uterus and to guide a surgical cutting tool.
Also Known As:
- Cervix surgery
- Gynecologic surgery
Conditions Treated with Hysteroscopic Myomectomy:
Hysteroscopic myomectomy is utilized to treat submucosal uterine fibroids and uterine polyps. It can also be used as a treatment method for infertility.
Non-surgical alternatives to hysteroscopic myomectomy include gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonists, an intrauterine device with contraceptives, or taking oral contraceptive pills to help treat fibroids. Surgical alternatives to the procedure involve performing it abdominally or with a laparoscopic method.
Anesthesia with Hysteroscopic Myomectomy:
Hysteroscopic myomectomy is performed under general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware during the procedure.
Potential Complications from Hysteroscopic Myomectomy:
Possible risks of hysteroscopic myomectomy include infection, bleeding and a negative reaction to the anesthesia that is used. It is also possible for patients to experience injury to the uterus or the recurrence of polyps or fibroids.
Prognosis after Hysteroscopic Myomectomy:
The prognosis for a positive end result following hysteroscopic myomectomy to remove fibroids is good. Younger patients are more likely to experience a recurrence of fibroids than mature patients who have experienced menopause.