- Surgery to remove a fibroid from the uterus. A fibroid, or leiomyoma, is a benign tumor that arises from the myometrium, the muscular wall of the uterus. The first myomectomy was performed by the American surgeon Washington Atlee in 1844.
* * *Operative removal of a myoma, specifically of a uterine myoma. SYN: fibroidectomy, fibromectomy, hysteromyomectomy. [myoma + G. ektome, excision]- left ventricular m. resection of myocardial tissue used in cases of idiopathic hypertrophic subaortic stenosis.
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* * *n.an operation in which benign tumours (fibroids) are removed from the muscular wall of the uterus.
* * *my·o·mec·to·my (mi″o-mekґtə-me) [myoma + -ectomy] 1. surgical removal of a myoma (leiomyoma). 2. myectomy.
Medical dictionary. 2011.