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Fertility after hysteroscopic myomectomy: effect of intramural myomas associated.
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PMID:  10659923     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: The aims of this retrospective study were to evaluate the subsequent fertility and outcome of pregnancies after hysteroscopic myomectomy according to (a) the characteristics of submucous myomas and (b) the association with intramural myomas. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From July 1994 to June 1997, 119 patients had hysteroscopic myomectomy including 31 infertile women. Among these 31 patients, the mean number of removed myomas by hysteroscopy was 1.4 (range 1-4) and the mean diameter of fibroid was 20 mm (range 10 to 50). RESULTS: Eleven out of 31 women (35.5%) became pregnant. Thirteen pregnancies were observed including nine term deliveries, three miscarriages and one premature labor at 24 weeks of amenorrhea. A difference in delivery rate was found between patients with one submucous myoma resected and those with two or more (p=0.02). No difference in pregnancy and in delivery rates was observed according to size and location of submucous myomas. In contrast, in patients without intramural myomas, the delivery rate (p<0.03) was significantly greater and the delay of conception (p=0.05) was significantly shorter than those found in patients with intramural myomas. CONCLUSION: Our study suggest that fertility after hysteroscopic myomectomy depend on (a) the number of submucous myomas resected and (b) the association with intramural fibroids.
G Bernard; E Darai; C Poncelet; J L Benifla; P Madelenat
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology     Volume:  88     ISSN:  0301-2115     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. J. Obstet. Gynecol. Reprod. Biol.     Publication Date:  2000 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-02-29     Completed Date:  2000-02-29     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375672     Medline TA:  Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol     Country:  IRELAND    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  85-90     Citation Subset:  IM    
Service de Gynécologie-Obstétrique, Hôpital Bichat, CHU Bichat-Claude Bernard 170, Paris, France.
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MeSH Terms
Abortion, Spontaneous / epidemiology
Hysteroscopy / methods
Infertility, Female*
Leiomyoma / pathology,  surgery*
Pregnancy Outcome
Pregnancy Rate*
Retrospective Studies
Uterine Neoplasms / pathology,  surgery*

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