Is myomectomy always the best choice for infertile women with symptomatic uterine fibroids?

Giovanni Scambia, Giovanna Tropeano, Raffaele Gaglione, Sonia Amoroso, D Romano, F Mascilini

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Abstract

Uterine artery embolization (UAE) is still regarded by most gynaecologists as contraindicated for women with symptomatic fibroids and otherwise unexplained infertility. For such patients, myomectomy is the usual option. We performed UAE as treatment of menorrhagia in an infertile woman with multiple subserosal and intramural fibroids who had previously failed multiple myomectomy. UAE resulted in durable symptom relief and substantial reduction of the uterine and fibroid size. The patient conceived spontaneously 20 months after UAE and progressed through pregnancy uneventfully. At 38 weeks of gestation, she underwent elective cesarean section and delivered a normal, healthy, 3180-g fetus without complications. The present case demonstrates that in symptomatic women with multiple subserosal and intramural fibroids and otherwise unexplained infertility, UAE may have symptomatic and reproductive outcomes superior to those of myomectomy.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)733-736
Numero di pagine4
RivistaJOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY RESEARCH
Volume38
DOI
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2012

Keywords

  • myomectomy
  • uterine fibroids

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