She Wanted A Baby


A 44 year old woman presented with ongoing pelvic swelling. She had been advised to have a hysterectomy. She was planning a pregnancy using donor eggs. She came for a second opinion.


A pelvic ultrasound revealed a 90mm fibroid which was distorting the cavity of the uterus.


The pictures below show a Laparoscopic Myomectomy with removal of the fibroid from the uterus. The uterus is sutured in layers laparoscopically.

The uterus is a normal size at the end of the operation and suitable for carrying a pregnancy. The operation lasts 90 minutes.


The woman made an excellent recovery and subsequently had a successful pregnancy using donor eggs.

The large fibroid at the top of the uterus

The fibroid is dissected out of the uterus. The white fibroid is on the left. The normal uterine muscle is on the right

The view at the end. The fibroid has been removed and the uterus is sutured closed

The uterus is sutured closed in layers laparoscopically