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Keywords:

  • laparoscopic myomectomy;
  • uterine myoma;
  • fertility;
  • laparotomy

Abstract: The appearance of uterine myomas has been linked to infertility. It has been suggested that surgical management of myomas by laparoscopic myomectomy improves fertility rates in these group of patients. In this paper we initially describe specific aspects of the surgical technique of laparoscopic myomectomy including the set-up, precise technique for hysteroromy, enucleation of the myoma, suturing of the uterus, and extraction of the myoma. We detail recent findings that demonstrate improved fertility rates in women undergoing laparoscopic myomectomy. We recommend that, when criteria for selection of patients is strictly adhered to and patients present with no other associated infertility, laparoscopic myomectomy be used to increase the implantation rate.