The rate of recurrence after conservative surgery for uterine adenomyomas

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

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Our objective was to evaluate the rate of recurrence after conservative surgery for adenomyomas. The design was a prospective, observational study at a tertiary care center of a university medical school. Twenty-eight women were conservatively operated for adenomyomas between 1985 and 1990 and were followed for 18-88 months with yearly clinical examination and pelvic sonography. Sonography identified 6 recurrences: 2 years after surgery in 3 patients, 3 years after surgery in 1, and 4 years later in 2 patients. The largest recurrent tumor reached 3 cm in diameter, and only in 1 case did the original symptoms reappear. In this small series, the rate of recurrence of adenomyomas after conservative surgery does not appear to constitute a real obstacle to the use of conservative surgery for adenomyomas in patients not wanting to lose their uterus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)217-219
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Gynecologic Surgery
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology


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