Symptomatic myoma treated with laparoscopic uterine vessel occlusion and subsequent immediate myomectomy: which is the optimal surgical approach?

Peng Hui Wang, Wei Min Liu, Jong Ling Fuh, Hsiang Tai Chao, Chiou Chung Yuan, Kuan Chong Chao

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Abstract

Objective: To determine the optimal surgical approach when patients are treated with laparoscopic uterine vessel occlusion (LUVO) combined with myomectomy in the management of women with symptomatic uterine fibroids. Design: An observational study. Setting: Medical centers. Patient(s): One hundred thirty-one patients with symptomatic myomas underwent LUVO plus laparoscopic myomectomy (LM; LUVO+LM) (n = 49) or LUVO plus ultra-mini laparotomy UMLT-M (LUVO+UMLT-M) (n = 82). Intervention(s): Myomectomy through laparoscopy or UMLT access. Main Outcome Measure(s): The outcome was measured by comparing surgical techniques, and 3-year follow-up, including symptom control and reintervention (hysterectomy or myomectomy), in both groups. Result(s): General characteristics of the patients were similar in both groups, except the number of myomas. Surgical techniques seemed to be easier in the LUVO+UMLT-M group than in LUVO+LM group, because of less operation time (56.1 ± 16.9 minutes vs. 73.4 ± 26.9 minutes; P=.009) and a higher success rate (100% vs. 91.8%; P=.018). There were no differences in the 3-year follow-up of the therapeutic outcomes of the LUVO+UMLT-M and LUVO+LM groups, with low reintervention rates (1.2% vs. 0) and good symptom control rates in both groups. Conclusion(s): The LUVO+LM, either through laparoscopy or UMLT, was acceptable in the management of symptomatic uterine fibroids. However, the LUVO+UMLT-M technique might be more feasible, as it required less operative time and had a higher success rate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)762-769
Number of pages8
JournalFertility and Sterility
Volume92
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2009

Keywords

  • fibroid
  • laparoscopic myomectomy
  • Laparoscopic uterine vessel occlusion
  • ultra-mini laparotomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Reproductive Medicine

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