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Pregnancy Following Hysteroscopic Resection of a Leiomyoma and Oocyte Donation

Mark V. Sauer; Charles M. March

Title:
Pregnancy Following Hysteroscopic Resection of a Leiomyoma and Oocyte Donation
Author(s):
Sauer, Mark V.
March, Charles M.
Date:
Type:
Articles
Department:
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume:
10
Permanent URL:
Book/Journal Title:
Journal of Gynecologic Surgery
Abstract:
A successful pregnancy was established in a functionally agonadal woman using oocyte donation following resection of a large leiomyoma. The patient had a 6 × 6 cm intramural tumor with intracavitary extension. She was symptomatic with metrorrhagia. A conservative approach was undertaken in an attempt to restore normal endometrial anatomy. Hysteroscopic resection removed a 3 × 3 × 2 cm mass. Postoperatively, hysteroscopy was normal, and oocyte donation was performed. Implantation occurred, and a living, 3600 g female infant was delivered vaginally at 40 weeks gestation without complication. This case illustrates an approach to managing cavity-distorting leiomyomas in perimenopausal women interested in oocyte donation. When hysteroscopic resection of leiomyomas is successful, major surgery is avoided, and pregnancy, labor, and delivery may proceed normally.
Subject(s):
Obstetrics and gynecology
Publisher DOI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/gyn.1994.10.255
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