Fertility after conservative surgery for adenomyomas

L. Fedele, S. Bianchi, F. Zanotti, M. Marchini, G. B. Candiani

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Reproductive performance was evaluated after conservative surgery for uterine adenomyoma in a prospective, observational study. Twenty-eight women with histologically proven adenomyomas had conservative surgery in the period 1985-1990. Eighteen patients wanting children were regularly followed for a mean ± SD period of 53.2 ± 23.5 months. Crude and cumulative pregnancy rates were calculated after the operation. Thirteen (72.2%) women conceived, for a total of 18 pregnancies: nine (50%) ended in term deliveries, seven (38.8%) in spontaneous abortions, one (5.6%) in ectopic pregnancy and one (5.6%) in a pre-term delivery with neonatal death. The cumulative pregnancy rate at 36 months of follow-up was 74.7%. This analysis of a small series indicates that conservative surgery for adenomyomas is associated with a good reproductive prognosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1708-1710
Number of pages3
JournalHuman Reproduction
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1993


  • Adenomyoma
  • Conservative surgery
  • Fertility

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental Biology
  • Physiology
  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Physiology (medical)
  • Rehabilitation
  • Reproductive Medicine


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