Myomectomy is the surgical procedure of removing uterine fibroids, commonly known as leiomyomas. Leiomyomas are benign small muscle tumours that become tumour at a later stage. If not treated on time, the leiomyomas tend to grow over time and is mostly followed by skin graft. The risk of possessing the non- cancerous growth is mostly during the childhood years but it can happen at any age.
The main difference between hysterectomy and myomectomy is that unlike the first, a myomectomy only removes the fibroids and do not disturb the uterus. The women who undergo myomectomy complain about heavy bleeding and pelvic pressure in the initial days but later on report of improvement in fibroid symptoms.