Successful pregnancy in a woman with symptomatic fibroids who underwent laparoscopic bipolar coagulation of uterine vessels

Yi Jen Chen, Peng Hui Wang, Chiou-Chung Yuan, Ming Jie Yang, Yuan Kuei Yen, Wei Min Liu

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Abstract

Objective: To report a case of successful pregnancy after laparoscopic bipolar coagulation of uterine vessels (LBCUV). Design: Case report. Setting: University-affiliated tertiary referral center. Patient(s): One woman, treated with LBCUV for symptomatic fibroids, who subsequently had a successful pregnancy. Intervention(s): Laparoscopic bipolar coagulation of uterine arteries and anastomotic sites of uterine arteries with ovarian arteries. Main Outcome Measure(s): Patient evaluation by physical and ultrasound examinations. Result(s): Complete resolution of menorrhagia and dysmenorrhea was found after LBCUV. Reduction in fibroid size was seen by ultrasound. Two months later, the patient conceived a singleton pregnancy without the use of assisted reproductive technologies. The woman delivered by cesarean section. Neither myoma recurrence nor abnormality in uterine function was observed. Conclusion(s): Although fecundity- and pregnancy-related complications after LBCUV for managing uterine fibroids are still unclear, this first case report of successful pregnancy after LBCUV is promising. LBCUV might be a safe and effective alternative to myomectomy and hysterectomy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)838-840
Number of pages3
JournalFertility and Sterility
Volume77
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Fibroid
  • Laparoscopic bipolar coagulation of uterine vessels
  • Pregnancy
  • Uterine arterial embolization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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