Uterine fibroids or myomas are the most common type of pelvic tumour in women, with an approximately 70 to 80 percent lifetime risk. There are many management options for fibroid-related symptoms, including expectant management, medical therapy, non-excisional procedures ( uterine artery embolization), and surgery (myomectomy, hysterectomy).

Abdominal myomectomy is the surgical removal of fibroids from the uterus, leaving the uterus in place. This is usually accomplished using an abdominal incision, but can also be done by a laparoscopic approach.