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Pregnancy following laparoscopic myomectomy: preliminary results.
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PMID:  10325265     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The objective of this study was to assess the outcome of pregnancy in a series of women who underwent laparoscopic myomectomy. A total of 115 women underwent laparoscopic myomectomy for pressure and pain (76.5%), abnormal bleeding (52.2%) and/or infertility (29.6%). Follow up data were obtained either by reviewing the patient's chart or returned questionnaire. Of the 115 women, there were 42 pregnancies in 31 patients. Two women were lost to follow-up. Of the remaining 40 pregnancies, six ended with vaginal delivery at term. Caesareans were performed in 22 cases, including 21 at term and one at 26 weeks gestation. Two pregnancies were associated with a normal delivery, but the mode of delivery is unknown. Eight resulted in first trimester pregnancy loss, one was an ectopic pregnancy, and one patient underwent elective termination. Spontaneous uterine rupture was not noted during pregnancy or at term in any of the cases. Average length of follow-up from the date of surgery was 43 months, with a range of 9-99 months. Our series did not confirm the hypothesis that laparoscopic myomectomy is associated with an increased risk for uterine dehiscence during pregnancy. However, a larger series is needed to make a conclusive judgement.
C H Nezhat; F Nezhat; M Roemisch; D S Seidman; S I Tazuke; C R Nezhat
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Controlled Clinical Trial; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Human reproduction (Oxford, England)     Volume:  14     ISSN:  0268-1161     ISO Abbreviation:  Hum. Reprod.     Publication Date:  1999 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-07-14     Completed Date:  1999-07-14     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8701199     Medline TA:  Hum Reprod     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1219-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Myometrium / surgery*
Pregnancy Outcome*

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