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Vol 90, No 6 (2019)
ORIGINAL PAPERS Gynecology
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Symptomatic uterine fibroids in pregnancy — wait or operate? Own experience

Anna Fuchs, Agnieszka Dulska, Jerzy Sikora, Iwona Czech, Violetta Skrzypulec-Plinta, Agnieszka Drosdzol-Cop
DOI: 10.5603/GP.2019.0058
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Pubmed: 31276183
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Ginekol Pol 2019;90(6):320-324.

open access

Vol 90, No 6 (2019)
ORIGINAL PAPERS Gynecology
Published online: 2019-06-28

Abstract

Objectives: Uterine fibroids are one of the most common benign tumors of the female genital tract. The major complication of myomas in pregnancy is a recurrent pain, however the misscariage is the main threat. The negative impact of myomas on the course of pregnancy may also result in i.e. uterine bleeding, higher incidence of a maternal-fetal incommunicability, an incorrect position of the fetus and its deformities. 

Material and methods: The patient aged 31 was admitted to Mother and Child Health Center in Zabrze due to the threatened miscarriage. The primigravid at 19 weeks’ gestation was previously diagnosed with myoma. On admission the ultrasonography revealed one alive fetus in the uterus and a nodular change on the right side of the uterine fundus, 13 x 11 cm in size and non-homogenous echo. 

Results: The patient was qualified to the conservative myomectomy. 11 days after the enucleation of 25 cm in diameter myoma, patient in good condition, with the maintained, alive foetus was discharged from the hospital. Patient at 34 weeks’ gestation was re-admitted due to the beginning of uterine contraction. After one week of observation within the ward, with tocolytic drugs and steroids administered, at 35th week of pregnancy the patient gave birth to a live daughter via the Ceasarian section. 

Conclusions: Prenatal myomectomy can be safely performed in the first and second trimester of pregnancy, however it is recommended to deliver the baby via Caesarean section, due to fear of intrauterine rupture of the uterus. 

Abstract

Objectives: Uterine fibroids are one of the most common benign tumors of the female genital tract. The major complication of myomas in pregnancy is a recurrent pain, however the misscariage is the main threat. The negative impact of myomas on the course of pregnancy may also result in i.e. uterine bleeding, higher incidence of a maternal-fetal incommunicability, an incorrect position of the fetus and its deformities. 

Material and methods: The patient aged 31 was admitted to Mother and Child Health Center in Zabrze due to the threatened miscarriage. The primigravid at 19 weeks’ gestation was previously diagnosed with myoma. On admission the ultrasonography revealed one alive fetus in the uterus and a nodular change on the right side of the uterine fundus, 13 x 11 cm in size and non-homogenous echo. 

Results: The patient was qualified to the conservative myomectomy. 11 days after the enucleation of 25 cm in diameter myoma, patient in good condition, with the maintained, alive foetus was discharged from the hospital. Patient at 34 weeks’ gestation was re-admitted due to the beginning of uterine contraction. After one week of observation within the ward, with tocolytic drugs and steroids administered, at 35th week of pregnancy the patient gave birth to a live daughter via the Ceasarian section. 

Conclusions: Prenatal myomectomy can be safely performed in the first and second trimester of pregnancy, however it is recommended to deliver the baby via Caesarean section, due to fear of intrauterine rupture of the uterus. 

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Keywords

uterine fibroids; prenatal myomectomy; pregnancy complications

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Title

Symptomatic uterine fibroids in pregnancy — wait or operate? Own experience

Journal

Ginekologia Polska

Issue

Vol 90, No 6 (2019)

Pages

320-324

Published online

2019-06-28

DOI

10.5603/GP.2019.0058

Pubmed

31276183

Bibliographic record

Ginekol Pol 2019;90(6):320-324.

Keywords

uterine fibroids
prenatal myomectomy
pregnancy complications

Authors

Anna Fuchs
Agnieszka Dulska
Jerzy Sikora
Iwona Czech
Violetta Skrzypulec-Plinta
Agnieszka Drosdzol-Cop

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