Background: In an effort to mitigate the risks associated with power morcellation, gynecologic
surgeons have developed alternative methods for tissue extraction and the surgical treatment
of uterine fibroids. Containment systems have allowed surgeons to continue performing minimally
invasive myomectomies while minimizing the risk of intraperitoneal dissemination of tissue. In
order to properly synthesize the available data on contained tissue extraction techniques, a PubMed
search was performed using the key words: laparoscopy, uterine fibroids, and contained tissue extraction.
Objective: In this article, we will review the current status of minimally invasive surgical techniques
utilized in the treatment of fibroids.
Keywords: Laparoscopy, uterine fibroids, contained tissue extraction, surgery, laparotomy, laparoscopic surgery.
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