Comparison of Laparoscopic Myomectomy Using in Situ Morcellation With and Without Uterine Artery Ligation for Treatment of Symptomatic Myomas

Wen Chun Chang, Pei Shen Huang, Peng Hui Wang, Daw Yuan Chang, Su Cheng Huang, Szu Yu Chen, Li Yun Chou, Bor Ching Sheu

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Abstract

Study Objective: To evaluate the efficacy of laparoscopic uterine artery ligation (LUAL) before in situ morcellation (ISM) compared with ISM alone. Design: Prospective study (Canadian Task Force classification II-1). Setting: University-affiliated hospital. Patients: One hundred forty-four women with symptomatic uterine myomas, of whom 45 underwent LUAL and ISM and 99 underwent ISM only, from August 2007 through August 2009. Interventions: Ligation or no ligation of the uterine arteries before ISM. Measurements and Main Results: In the LUAL+ISM group compared with the ISM group, mean (SD) operative time was significantly longer (107 [34] minutes vs 93 [35] minutes; p = .03), and there was less intraoperative blood loss (84 [53] mL vs 137 [166] mL; p < .001). Eight patients in the ISM group (8.1%) required a blood transfusion, including 4 (4.0%) with excessive intraoperative bleeding and 4 (4.0%) with postoperative hematomas. Although myomas in the LUAL+ISM group weighed more (p < .001), none of the patients in that group had excessive intraoperative bleeding, postoperative hematomas, or required blood transfusion (p = .046). At 2 years of follow-up, in the LUAL+ISM group compared with the ISM group, the myoma recurrence rate was 7% vs 24%, and symptom improvement was reported by 98% of patients vs 86% (statistically significant). Conclusion: Laparoscopic myomectomy using an ISM technique with or without simultaneous LUAL may be used in the management of symptomatic uterine myomas; however, LUAL+ISM may result in a better surgical outcome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)715-721
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
Volume19
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • In situ morcellation
  • Laparoscopic uterine artery ligation
  • Myomectomy
  • Symptomatic myomas

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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