Document Detail


Hysteroscopic removal of submucous leiomyomas.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10149756     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Uterine leiomyomas are benign neoplasms that, when symptomatic, may require surgical treatment. The most symptomatic leiomyomas are of the submucous variety, causing persistent or recurrent uterine bleeding. Fifty-nine women experiencing abnormal uterine bleeding, dysmenorrhea, and/or infertility were diagnosed to have submucous leiomyomas, and of these, 52 were treated by hysteroscopic removal. In all women treated, the symptoms disappeared or markedly decreased. Of 16 patients with associated infertility, 10 conceived and 8 of these delivered a viable infant vaginally. Two women had a spontaneous abortion at 6 weeks and 11 weeks gestation, respectively. Although hysteroscopic removal of submucous leiomyomas is feasible in some patients, specific criteria for patient selection are needed that will allow the hysteroscopist to avoid failures and prevent complications. Hysteroscopy offers the best diagnostic method to detect or confirm submucous leiomyomas and, in selected cases, provides a good surgical alternative for treatment.
Authors:
R F Valle
Related Documents :
23947746 - Impact of carpal tunnel surgery according to pre-operative abnormality of sensory condu...
5293816 - Primary results of the radical operations for invasive carcinoma of the uterine cervix.
12186986 - Comparison of total laparoscopic hysterectomy and laparoscopically assisted vaginal hys...
22910196 - Factors influencing length of stay following primary total knee replacement in a uk spe...
23947746 - Impact of carpal tunnel surgery according to pre-operative abnormality of sensory condu...
1485696 - Laser thoracoscopy for pleural effusion.
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of gynecologic surgery     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1042-4067     ISO Abbreviation:  J Gynecol Surg     Publication Date:  1990  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-08-27     Completed Date:  1992-08-27     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9000936     Medline TA:  J Gynecol Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  89-96     Citation Subset:  T    
Affiliation:
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, Illinois.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Female
Humans
Hysteroscopy / methods*
Infertility, Female / etiology,  surgery
Leiomyoma / complications,  diagnosis,  surgery*
Middle Aged
Uterine Neoplasms / complications,  diagnosis,  surgery*

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine


Previous Document:  Clinical applications of a new Fujinon operating fiberoptic hysteroscope.
Next Document:  Invasive cervical cancer after laser vaporization for cervical intraepithelial neoplasia: a 10-year...