Objective: To assess the efficacy of autocrosslinked hyaluronic gel in postsurgical adhesion prevention after laparoscopic myomectomy. Design: Prospective, randomized, controlled study. Setting: University of Naples "Federico II". Patient(s): Thirty-six infertile women with symptomatic myomas were randomly divided into two groups of 18 patients each. Intervention(s): Laparoscopic myomectomy with subserous sutures or interrupted figure 8 sutures, with (group A) or without (group B) application of autocrosslinked hyaluronic acid (HA) gel. Main Outcome Measure(s): Rate of postsurgical adhesions at 60-90 days of follow-up. Result(s): The rate of subjects who developed postoperative adhesions was significantly lower in group A in comparison with group B (27.8% vs. 77.8%). In both groups, the rate of adhesions was significantly higher in patients treated with interrupted figure 8 sutures than with subserous sutures. Conclusion(s): Autocrosslinked HA gel is a promising resorbable agent barrier for the reduction of postoperative adhesions after laparoscopic myomectomy. Moreover, the type of suture is a factor influencing the postsurgical adhesion formation.
- Autocrosslinked hyaluronic acid gel
- Infertile patients
- Laparoscopic myomectomy
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Obstetrics and Gynaecology