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Pyomyoma after uterine artery embolization.
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PMID:  23344399     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
BACKGROUND: : Pyomyoma (suppurative leiomyoma of the uterus) is a rare condition resulting from infarction and infection of a leiomyoma. It can lead to sepsis and death unless treated with antibiotics and aggressive surgical intervention.
CASE: : A 47-year-old multigravid woman with symptomatic uterine leiomyomas presented with fever, pelvic pain, and leukocytosis after uncomplicated uterine artery embolization. Pyomyoma was suspected after computed tomography scan demonstrated an enlarged, heterogeneous uterus containing copious myometrial air. She underwent supracervical hysterectomy, lysis of adhesions, and right salpingo-oophorectomy.
CONCLUSION: : Surgical management of pyomyoma may be necessary early in the management of pyomyoma after uterine artery embolization.
Marcy L Rosen; Matthew L Anderson; Shannon M Hawkins
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  121     ISSN:  1873-233X     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401101     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  431-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Departments of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Pathology & Immunology, Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas.
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