Abdominal myomectomy after failed uterine artery embolization.


Journal Article

OBJECTIVE: Report a case of a difficult myomectomy after a failed uterine artery embolization (UAE). DESIGN: Case report. SETTING: A university medical center. PATIENT(S): A 30-year-old woman with pelvic pain and menorrhagia secondary to an enlarging 18- to 20-week-size fibroid uterus. INTERVENTION(S): Abdominal myomectomy. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S): Complicated myomectomy after UAE. RESULT(S): A patient underwent a difficult myomectomy after failed UAE. The myomectomy was only partially completed due to the difficult dissection of the myomas. CONCLUSION(S): Myomectomy after UAE may be unusually difficult due to the degenerative changes that occur within the leiomyomas.

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Cited Authors

  • Floyd, SE; Proctor, JA; Couchman, G

Published Date

  • June 2005

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 83 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 1842 -

PubMed ID

  • 15950659

Pubmed Central ID

  • 15950659

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1556-5653

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0015-0282

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2004.11.082


  • eng