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Successful enucleation of a necrotizing fibroid causing oligohydramnios and fetal postural deformity in the 25th week of gestation. A case report.
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PMID:  11725739     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: In approximately 2% of pregnancies, uterine fibroids are detected. In 10% of diagnosed cases some complications are to be expected during pregnancy and/or delivery. CASE: A 32-year-old woman presented in the 25th week of gestation with a fibroid causing oligohydramnios and fetal postural deformity. A laparotomy and conservative myomectomy were performed with the hope of preserving the pregnancy. Ultrasound examinations performed postoperatively showed that the fetal postural deformity had ended and that the pace of fetal development had returned to normal. A healthy, male newborn weighing 3,600 g was born in the 40th week of gestation via cesarean section. CONCLUSION: The medical literature generally agrees upon conservative therapy; however, there are indications for laparotomy performed during the course of pregnancy complicated by a fibroid. In this case the fetal postural deformity, retardation in development and oligohydramnios, recognized preoperatively, provided indications for laparotomy. The success of the operation was established by postoperative sonography, which showed cessation of the fetal postural deformity and registered a normal volume of amniotic fluid.
J G Joó; J Inovay; M Silhavy; Z Papp
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of reproductive medicine     Volume:  46     ISSN:  0024-7758     ISO Abbreviation:  J Reprod Med     Publication Date:  2001 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-11-29     Completed Date:  2002-04-02     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0173343     Medline TA:  J Reprod Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  923-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
1st Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Semmelweis University Medical School, Baross utca 27, H-1088 Budapest, Hungary.
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MeSH Terms
Congenital Abnormalities / prevention & control
Embryonic and Fetal Development*
Fetal Growth Retardation / etiology*
Leiomyoma / complications*,  surgery*
Oligohydramnios / etiology*
Pregnancy Complications, Neoplastic / surgery*
Ultrasonography, Prenatal*
Uterine Neoplasms / complications*,  surgery*

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