9 things to know about surgery for fibroids

Large real-world study gives 30-day complication rates

A large study has confirmed that minimally invasive myomectomy, although taking longer than abdominal surgery for intrauterine fibroids, generally gives fewer complications.

surgeons in operating theatre

The US researchers from George Washington University retrospectively analysed outcomes of more than 11,700 myomectomies performed across the country between 2005 and 2016.

The key findings were:

  1. Morbidity over 30 days was higher in patients having abdominal surgery (16% vs 5.7%).
  2. The odds of complications with a minimally invasive