Laparoscopic Myomectomy at 25 Weeks of Pregnancy: Case Report

Francesco Fanfani, Cristiano Rossitto, Anna Fagotti, Paolo Rosati, Valerio Gallotta, Giovanni Scambia

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Abstract

We performed laparoscopic myomectomy for treatment of a large, twisted, subserous myoma at 25 weeks of pregnancy in a woman with acute abdominal pain that did not respond to analgesic therapy. There are few reports in literature about laparoscopic management of uterine leiomyoma during the first half of pregnancy that demonstrate its feasibility in selected cases. Laparoscopic myomectomy can be considered a minimally invasive alternative to the traditional laparotomy when myomectomy is necessary during the second half of pregnancy, resulting in less postoperative pain and shorter recovery time.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)91-93
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
Volume17
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2010

Keywords

  • Laparoscopy
  • Myomectomy
  • Pregnancy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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