Surgical treatment of fibroids for subfertility

Mostafa Metwally, Ying C Cheong, Andrew W Horne

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Fibroids are the most common benign tumours of the female genital tract and are associated with numerous clinical problems including a possible negative impact on fertility. In women requesting preservation of fertility, fibroids can be surgically removed (myomectomy) by laparotomy, laparoscopically or hysteroscopically depending on the size, site and type of fibroid. Myomectomy is however a procedure that is not without risk and can result in serious complications. It is therefore essential to determine whether such a procedure can result in an improvement in fertility and, if so, to then determine the ideal surgical approach.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)CD003857
JournalCochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Publication statusPublished - 2012


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