myo·​mec·​to·​my | \ ˌmī-ə-ˈmek-tə-mē How to pronounce myomectomy (audio) \
plural myomectomies

Definition of myomectomy

: surgical removal of a myoma or fibroid

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Recent Examples on the Web For instance, a myomectomy — the removal of fibroids from the uterus — may cause adhesions (scar tissue) that can interfere with conception later. Hilda Hutcherson, New York Times, "Black Women Are Hit Hardest by Fibroid Tumors," 15 Apr. 2020 Especially since this is two years after having an abdominal myomectomy to remove uterine fibroids. New York Times, "My Partner’s IUI Treatment Drained Us Both Emotionally," 17 Apr. 2020 If your symptoms still flare up, your doctor might try methods like a myomectomy (removing the fibroid) or embolization to cut off the blood flow to these growths. Zahra Barnes, SELF, "Lena Dunham Had a Total Hysterectomy to Treat Her Endometriosis," 14 Feb. 2018 There’s a wealth of treatment options, from birth control to reduce pain and bleeding to a myomectomy (surgery to remove the fibroids) to a hysterectomy (surgery to remove the uterus altogether) and more. 6. Korin Miller, SELF, "11 Possible Reasons You’re Peeing All the Time," 10 Jan. 2018 While a hysterectomy is the most common way to treat fibroid tumors, women who still want to have children can have a myomectomy. Sumathi Reddy, WSJ, "New Treatment for Fibroids Without Surgery," 23 Oct. 2017 The standard treatment is myomectomy, a surgery that involves cutting through the skin on the lower abdomen to reach the uterus and removing fibroids from the uterine wall. Lisa Rapaport, Washington Post, "Can less invasive uterine fibroid treatment improve fertility?," 10 July 2017

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First Known Use of myomectomy

1886, in the meaning defined above

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30 May 2020

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“Myomectomy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Jul. 2020.

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myo·​mec·​to·​my | \ ˌmī-ə-ˈmek-tə-mē How to pronounce myomectomy (audio) \
plural myomectomies

Medical Definition of myomectomy

: surgical excision of a myoma or fibroid

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