Pregnancy outcomes after myomectomy with polytetrafluoroethylene placement.

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Journal Article

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to report preliminary data on pregnancy outcomes after myomectomy with placement of an expanded polytetrafluoroethylene adhesion barrier membrane. METHODS: In this retrospective case series, 68 women who underwent myomectomy with expanded polytetrafluoroethylene membrane placement between January 1, 2003, and December 31, 2009, were identified. Of these women, 15 subsequently had documented pregnancies and were included in the final dataset. RESULTS: Eighteen pregnancies were documented among 15 women. There were no reported cases of preterm labor, preterm premature rupture of membranes, or uterine rupture. CONCLUSION: In this case series, there were no documented cases of preterm labor, preterm premature rupture of membranes, or uterine rupture after myomectomy with expanded polytetrafluoroethylene membrane placement.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Eaton, JL; Milad, MP

Published Date

  • July 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 18 / 3

PubMed ID

  • 25392651

Pubmed Central ID

  • 25392651

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1938-3797

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.4293/JSLS.2014.00013

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States