Uterine fibroids are benign growths that develop in the muscular wall of the uterus. They are the most common non-cancerous tumors in women of childbearing age. A 30-year-old woman who had developed a uterine fibroid measuring 140 x 119 x 126 mm in size, was successfully treated with laparoscopic surgery at Saroj Super Speciality hospital in New Delhi. As the woman was married recently and had no children, her doctor at the hospital, Dr. Nisha Jain, head of department of gynecology decided to perform laparoscopic surgery to save the patient's uterus.
The hospital said, "The patient had visited multiple gynecologists and was told that her fibroid could be removed only by open operation with large incision and that it was impossible to save her uterus because the fibroid was present at an extremely critical location in the uterus. The fibroid was removed in bits and pieces due to its size. This is the reason the surgery was considered to be a major surgery. After gap of one year the patient can conceive and deliver normal babies."