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Outcome of unintended pregnancy after ultrasound-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound ablation of uterine fibroids.
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PMID:  22465558     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the safety of ultrasound-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound (USgHIFU) ablation of uterine fibroids among women with unintentional pregnancy within 1year of therapy. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was conducted of 435 women who underwent USgHIFU therapy at Chongqing Medical University, China, between October 1, 2006, and October 1, 2009. RESULTS: Unplanned pregnancy was reported by 24 women within 1year of USgHIFU ablation; 8 of these women had desired pregnancy before undergoing treatment. A total of 27 fibroids were detected, 24 of which were treated (mean volume 65.9±58.8cm(3)). Pregnancy was continued by 7 women without any complications. One pregnant woman who had desired pregnancy before therapy underwent an induced abortion owing to concerns about the effects of USgHIFU on the fetus. Fourteen women without pregnancy intention before USgHIFU therapy chose to undergo induced abortion; 2 women experienced spontaneous abortion. No adhesion occurred after USgHIFU therapy. Furthermore, USgHIFU, labor, and abortion had no effect on subsequent menstruation or sexual activities. CONCLUSION: Pregnancy within 1year after USgHIFU ablation of uterine fibroids appears safe; however, large scale studies are required to confirm these data.
Authors:
Juan Qin; Jin-Yun Chen; Wen-Peng Zhao; Liang Hu; Wen-Zhi Chen; Zhi-Biao Wang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-3-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1879-3479     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-4-2     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0210174     Medline TA:  Int J Gynaecol Obstet     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics. Published by Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
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