DOI: https://doi.org/10.26641/2307-0404.2015.3.53123

Impact of spontaneous fibroid expulsion of uterine leiomyoma on pregnancy outcome after uterine arteries embolization.

M. V. Medvediev

Abstract


Uterine leiomyoma (UL) is common benign tumor of female genitals. Uterine artery embolization (UAE) is widely used method of organ-sparing UL treatment. Safe ty of this procedure for future fertility and labor is controversial. We present a case of pregnancy in woman who previously underwent uterine artery embolization. During 12-months’ follow-up period patient periodically noted vaginal di­scharge. No signs of UL have been found on ultrasound in 12 months of follow-up. Normal pregnancy occurred 1.5 years after UAE procedure which ended in normal labor without complications. Most authors report increased risk of pregnancy complications such as postpartum hemorrhage, preterm delivery, malpresentation after UAE{Berkane, 2010 #5161}. Our point of view is that a lot of pregnancy complications are possibly associated with persistence of necrotic leiomyoma tissue in uterine wall after UAE. Presented case allowed to draw preliminary conclusions that complete disappearance of UL nodule after UAE could improve pregnancy outcomes.


Keywords


uterine leiomyoma; UAE; leiomyoma expulsion; pregnancy outcome

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