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A hysteroscopic myomectomy may be used for removal submucous fibroids found in the uterine cavity. With this procedure, fibroids are removed using an instrument called a hysteroscopic resectoscope, which is passed up into the uterine cavity through the vagina and cervical canal. Standard resection uses an electrosurgical wire loop to surgically remove the fibroid.
Only women with submucosal fibroids are eligible for this type of myomectomy.
Fibroids located within the uterine wall cannot be removed with this technique. Hysteroscopic myomectomy is an out-patient surgical procedure. Patients go home after several hours of observation in the recovery room. Recovery time is generally only few days. There are no scars on the skin after the procedure.
Fibroids may return, especially for pre-menopausal women.
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