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The effect of amniocentesis on preterm delivery rate in women with uterine myoma.
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PMID:  20420278     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effect of genetic amniocentesis on the preterm delivery rate in women with uterine myoma. METHODS: The volume of each fibroid and the relation to the placenta, myometrium and uterine corpus were recorded. Amniocentesis was performed by an experienced operator, if indicated. RESULTS: During the study 14,579 pregnant women were examined and 234 had complications of uterine myomas (1.61%). Forty-three women delivered prematurely (19.46%). The results revealed that multifocal fibroids in relation to the myometrium, uterine myoma subjacent to the placenta, total myoma volume greater than 150 cm3 are statistically significant independent risk factors for preterm delivery, while amniocentesis was not found to be an independent risk factor for preterm delivery. CONCLUSIONS: Although having uterine myoma is a fairly known cause of preterm delivery, second trimester genetic amniocentesis does not seem to have any additional adverse effect on the preterm delivery rate in women with uterine myomas.
S Buyukkurt; A Yuksel; G Seydaoglu; R Has; O Kadayifci
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical and experimental obstetrics & gynecology     Volume:  37     ISSN:  0390-6663     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-04-27     Completed Date:  2010-06-10     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7802110     Medline TA:  Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  33-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Cukurova School of Medicine, Adana, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Myoma / epidemiology*,  pathology
Pregnancy Trimester, Second
Premature Birth / epidemiology*
Prospective Studies
Risk Factors
Uterine Neoplasms / epidemiology*,  pathology

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