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Minerva Ginecologica 2012 December;64(6):507-20

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Endoscopic management of uterine fibroids: an update

Soto E., Flyckt R., Falcone T.

Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA


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Recent technological advances in endoscopy have allowed gynecological surgeons to expand the operative approaches that can be utilized in the conservative management of uterine myomas. Commonly used approaches in gynecological practice now include laparoscopic myomectomy, laparoscopic-assisted myomectomy through a mini-laparotomy incision and robotic-assisted laparoscopic myomectomy. Adequate preoperative evaluation with careful selection of the best operative approach for each particular patient constitutes the basis of safe and effective surgery for the operative management of uterine myomas.

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