Vaginal myomectomy is a safe and feasible procedure: A retrospective study of 46 cases.
Summary of "Vaginal myomectomy is a safe and feasible procedure: A retrospective study of 46 cases."
Aim:â€‚ The aim of this study was to establish the feasibility and safety of vaginal myomectomy via posterior colpotomy in a series of consecutive procedures performed by one surgeon. Material and Methods:â€‚ We conducted a retrospective study in a tertiary care university hospital, involving 46 patients with symptomatic myomas and uteruses smaller than 16 gestational weeks and with no signs of pelvic disease. After a presurgical study, the patients underwent vaginal myomectomy. Characteristics of patients, position and size of myomas, operative data, intraoperative and postoperative complications, and length of hospital stay were recorded. Results:â€‚ Forty-four women underwent vaginal myomectomy and conversion to laparotomy was required in two cases (4.3%). Two patients suffered from infertility and one of these achieved pregnancy after the procedure. The median size of myomas was 50â€ƒmm (range 16-81). In two cases a culdoscopy was performed with a flexible fiberoptic gastroscope to better evaluate size and localization of myomas. Thirty-two patients underwent vaginal myomectomy under general anesthesia and 12 under locoregional anesthesia. The median vaginal operating time was 70â€ƒmin (range 30-120). The estimated hemoglobin loss was 0.70â€ƒg/dL (range 0.40-3.35â€ƒg/dL). No severe intraoperative complications occurred. The median duration of hospital stay was 1â€ƒday (range 1-6). Conclusions:â€‚ Vaginal myomectomy is a safe and feasible surgical procedure if performed by a well-trained, experienced surgeon.
Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology Endoscopic Surgery, Ospedale Civile, Asiago Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy New European Surgical Academy (NESA), Berlin, Germany.
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Name: The journal of obstetrics and gynaecology research
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22563644
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1447-0756.2012.01852.x
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