Intramural fibroids can be removed by means of either an open procedure called an open myomectomy or a laparoscopic procedure called a laparoscopic myomectomy. The type of operation performed depends on the size of the fibroids and their location.
It is only usually recommended to remove fibroids that have reached at least 5 cms for fertility problems. Fibroids that are also causing pressure problems should be removed.
Fibroids can be easily diagnosed by ultrasound scanning, although occasionally MRI scanning can be of value in locating and establishing the size of multiple fibroids.