Minimally Invasive Myomectomy: An Overview on the Surgical Approaches and a Comparison with Mini-Laparotomy

Alejandro Marín-Buck, Erbil Karaman, Juan J Amer-Cuenca, Juan F Lisón, Péter Török, Onur Karaaslan, Gaetano Valenti, Gabriella Zito, Antonio Biondi, Benito Chiofalo

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Abstract

Uterine fibroids (UFs) are the most common benign solid tumors of the female genital tract manageable by surgical of pharmacological approach. When the medical management is ineffective or surgery is primarily requested, several surgical approaches can be used. Among these, minimally invasive surgery might be preferred. Myomectomy is the standard surgical treatment when fertility sparing is claimed. It can be performed via laparoscopy, robotic surgery and hysteroscopy and the choice depend on UFs features and surgeon's skill. Alongside these minimally invasive options, mini-laparotomy has been proposed as a less invasive surgical approach comparable to the well-established minimally invasive options. The aim of this review is to describe the most recent advances in minimally invasive techniques to perform myomectomy, comparing them with mini-laparotomy approach.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Investigative Surgery
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Publication statusPublished - Jul 19 2019

Keywords

  • laparoscopic myomectomy
  • mini-laparotomy
  • myomectomy
  • robotic surgery
  • uterine fibroids
  • uterine myomas

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    Marín-Buck, A., Karaman, E., Amer-Cuenca, J. J., Lisón, J. F., Török, P., Karaaslan, O., Valenti, G., Zito, G., Biondi, A., & Chiofalo, B. (2019). Minimally Invasive Myomectomy: An Overview on the Surgical Approaches and a Comparison with Mini-Laparotomy. Journal of Investigative Surgery, 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1080/08941939.2019.1642422