Successful Removal of 147 Fibroids from the Uterus via Abdominal Myomectomy: A Case Report
IP38NW, Ipswich, United Kingdom.
Uterine fibroids are a common gynaecological condition that can sometimes be large and multiple, significantly impacting the affected woman's quality of life. Managing multiple fibroids in women who want to preserve their fertility can be complex, as myomectomy is more challenging compared to hysterectomy. A 30-year-old woman was admitted with complaints of heavy menstrual bleeding, severe anaemia, and an abdominal mass equivalent to a 36-week gravid uterus. Ultrasound followed by Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) revealed multiple fibroids. Since she strongly desired to preserve her fertility, an abdominal myomectomy was planned. The present case highlights the removal of 147 fibroids from the patient, along with a discussion on the challenges faced during surgery and the postoperative period. The authors emphasises that such cases require a highly multidisciplinary approach and should be performed in institutions with adequate blood banks and intensive care support.