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Iranian Journal of Reproductive Medicine
Research and Clinical Center for Infertility, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences of Yazd
ISSN: 1680-6433
EISSN: 2008-2177
Vol. 9, No. 3, 2011, pp. 243-246
Bioline Code: rm11037
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
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Iranian Journal of Reproductive Medicine, Vol. 9, No. 3, 2011, pp. 243-246

 en How should painful cystic degeneration of myomas be managed during pregnancy? a case report and review of the literature
Kim, Tae-Hee & Lee, Hae-Hyeog

Abstract

Background: Uterine myomas are common pelvic masses during pregnancy. The pain and rapid growth of myomas are among the most common complications during pregnancy. We evaluate management of painful cystic degeneration of myomas during pregnancy.
Case: A 27-year-old primigravida had a pelvic mass. We have managed a case in which the diagnosis of cystic degeneration of uterine myomas could not be easily differentiated from an ovarian torsion or carcinoma. Differentiation between degenerative pain of the myoma and an ovarian malignancy or torsion was necessary. A complete aspiration of the cystic changes of the uterine myoma was performed without performing a myomectomy.
Conclusion: We report a good result of aspiration of a cystic uterine myoma during pregnancy with a review of the literature published for twenty years since 1 January 1988.

Keywords
Leiomyomas, Uterine Fibroids, Pregnancy

 
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