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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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

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Leiomyoma
Uterine Artery
Pregnancy
Uterine Myomectomy
Menorrhagia
Myoma
Dysmenorrhea
Assisted Reproductive Techniques
Pregnancy Complications
Hysterectomy
Tertiary Care Centers
Cesarean Section
Physical Examination
Fertility
Arteries
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Recurrence

Keywords

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

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  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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Successful pregnancy in a woman with symptomatic fibroids who underwent laparoscopic bipolar coagulation of uterine vessels. / Chen, Yi Jen; Wang, Peng Hui; Yuan, Chiou Chung; Yang, Ming Jie; Yen, Yuan Kuei; Liu, Wei Min.

In: Fertility and Sterility, Vol. 77, No. 4, 2002, p. 838-840.

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Chen, Yi Jen ; Wang, Peng Hui ; Yuan, Chiou Chung ; Yang, Ming Jie ; Yen, Yuan Kuei ; Liu, Wei Min. / Successful pregnancy in a woman with symptomatic fibroids who underwent laparoscopic bipolar coagulation of uterine vessels. In: Fertility and Sterility. 2002 ; Vol. 77, No. 4. pp. 838-840.
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