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Successful Pregnancy Following Myomectomy for Giant Uterine Fibroid in an Infertile Woman.
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PMID:  25469327     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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BACKGROUND: Giant uterine fibroid is a rare tumor of the uterus, usually symptomatic requiring surgical intervention. Uterine fibroid is generally common among black women.
CASE PRESENTATION: In this study, a case of 31 year old nullipara was reported who presented to the Gynaecology unit of Enugu State University Teaching Hospital (ESUTH), Nigeria with a history of progressive abdominal swelling of 8 years duration, six years duration of infertility and weight loss and dyspnoea on exertion. Physical examination and transabdominal ultrasound revealed a huge abdominopelvic mass. She had myomectomy. She had a histologically confirmed giant uterine fibroid that weighed 16.8 kg. She subsequently achieved a live birth.
CONCLUSION: Giant uterine fibroids are relatively rare. It poses great challenges in its management. The surgical option of management should consider the fertility preservation and aspiration of couples especially in developing countries.
Authors:
Euzebus Chinonye Ezugwu; Chukwuemeka Anthony Iyoke; Frank Okechukwu Ezugwu; George Ugwu
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of reproduction & infertility     Volume:  15     ISSN:  2228-5482     ISO Abbreviation:  J Reprod Infertil     Publication Date:  2014 10 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-12-3     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  2014-12-4    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101535586     Medline TA:  J Reprod Infertil     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  233-236     Citation Subset:  -    
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