FACT SHEET covering top issues on fibroids
- 1Fibroids are a hormone dependent tumor – both estrogen and progesterone is necessary for the fibroid to grow
- 2Women may begin to develop fibroids as young as the early twenties
- 3Fibroids may cause reproductive problems
- 4Some fibroids grow in multiple numbers they often look like a single fibroid due to their tendency to grow in a cluster
- 5The most common symptom of fibroids is abnormal periods
Limitations of a Laparoscopic Myomectomy
Expert opinion and consensus regarding the Laparoscopic Myomectomy treatment of Fibroids have changed over the years. While focusing on the size, location and the potential difficulty associated with removing fibroids by minimal invasive technique. There is no doubt, however, that the skill and experience of a surgeon is the single most important factor in the success of the surgery.
For an experienced surgeon, any size beyond 9cm, including those that reach 15-10cm may not be a problem. Its location should not be a problem. Whether it’s fundal, pedunculated, within the ligaments, or even deep in the cervix, it can be easily taken care of by a skilled laparoscopic surgeon.
There are three important factors in a laparoscopic myomectomy – the surgeon, the instruments and the technique. Whether the surgeon uses robotic technique or a non-robotic technique for the myomectomy is not an issue so long as the surgeon is experienced. For an experienced laparoscopic surgeon the procedure would be much faster with less blood lost and with less visible scars.