Myoma is a benign growth on the uteral fibroid and is the most common benign gynaecological tumour. Myoma is most typical between the ages of 35-45, but it can also occur in younger and older women as well.
We consider operation the best choi ce in the following cases:
- if the myoma causes infertility
- if the myoma causes symptoms
- if the myoma grows fast.
The myoma can be removed with laparoscopic or traditional surgery. The advantages of laparoscopic uterus or myoma removal are:
- Ideal solution for uteral myomas causing infertility and irregular bleeding,
- The surgery is not severe for the patient,
- With this surgery the myoma can be removed while the function of the uterus remains,
- The uterus can be fully removed if needed,
- The duration of the surgery is the same as the traditional operation
- The patient loses much less blood than in the traditional operation, so the risk of a blood-transfusion is smaller,
- Required stay in the hospital is only 2-3 days.
- Average duration of full recovery is 1-2 weeks.
In a few cases the myoma has to be treated with a traditional operation. In this case:
- The operation on the abdomen is a big strain for the patient.
- The chance and frequency of adhesions in the abdominal cavity is higher because of the seriousness of the manipulation in the abdominal cavity.
- Average stay in hospital is 4-7 days.
- Total recovery after surgery can be expected to take 4-6 weeks.
If, in order to remove the myoma, the uterus has to be removed as well, we prefer the laparoscopic removal of the uterus or a traditional vaginal surgery. Consequences of surgery:
- The impact is smaller that in traditional surgery, but it has limited possibilities,
- Average time spent in hospital is 4-7 days,
Average duration of full recovery is 2-4 weeks.