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Akihiro Takeda, Wataru Koike, Kazuko Watanabe
A 45-year-old multipara woman was referred due to the rapid enlargement of an asymptomatic pelvic mass that was detected during a regular check up. She had undergone laparoscopic-assisted myomectomy 15 years previously. At the time, the uncontained extraction of an intraligamental myoma with electric power morcellation had been performed. Multimodal imaging revealed a heterogeneous mass in the vesicouterine pouch that was found to be supplied by the left gastro-omental and superior vesical arteries. Although malignancy could not be completely denied, parasitic peritoneal myoma with myxoid degeneration was the most probable diagnosis...
March 8, 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
Dirk Schnapauff, Manon Russ, Thomas Kröncke, Matthias David
PURPOSE:  Purpose of this paper to present results of a group of 21 consecutive patients who underwent uterine artery embolization (UAE) immediately before myomectomy. Surgical myomectomy can lead to a substantial blood loss in case of large or multiple tumors due to the hypervascularization of the tumors. This may lead to multiple blood transfusion or hysterectomy. In cases were the preservation of the uterus is demanded, pre-operative embolization could reduce the risk of substantial bleeding...
March 7, 2018: RöFo: Fortschritte Auf Dem Gebiete der Röntgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin
Yi-Chieh Li, Angel Chao, Lan-Yang Yang, Hui-Yu Huang, Yi-Ting Huang, Hsin-Hong Kuo, Chin-Jung Wang
The purpose of this study was to compare the safety and efficacy of an electrothermal bipolar vessel sealing device (LigaSure™) and traditional electrical cauterization in laparoscopic myomectomy (LM). A total of 756 patients with symptomatic uterine myomas who underwent LM were reviewed retrospectively. A total of 225 cases of LM using LigaSure™ (LML group) were compared with a control group treated with traditional electrical cauterization (LME group) under propensity-matched analysis. Outcome measures for both groups were compared, such as operative time, blood loss (BL), complications, need for blood transfusion, hospital expenses, and hospital stay...
2018: PloS One
Jacques Donnez, Pablo Arriagada, Olivier Donnez, Marie-Madeleine Dolmans
Uterine fibroids (also known as leiomyomas or myomas) are the most common form of benign uterine tumors. Current management strategies involve mainly surgical interventions, but the choice of treatment is guided by patient age and desire to preserve fertility or avoid 'radical' surgery such as hysterectomy. Areas covered: There is growing evidence of the crucial role of progesterone pathways in the pathophysiology of uterine fibroids, leading to increasing use of selective progesterone receptor modulators (SPRMs) such as ulipristal acetate...
February 28, 2018: Expert Opinion on Emerging Drugs
Marek Lisiecki, Maciej Paszkowski, Sławomir Woźniak
Uterine fibroids (also known as leiomyomas or myomas) are the most common benign tumors affecting reproductive organs in women. They are monoclonal tumors of the uterine smooth muscle, which spring from myometrium. It is estimated that they occur in 50-60% of the female population and rise to 70% by the age of 50. While mostly asymptomatic, myomas can be connected with several conditions, including abnormal bleeding with subsequent anemia, pelvic masses, pelvic pain, bulk symptoms, unfavorable impact on fertility and obstetric complications...
December 2017: Przeglad Menopauzalny, Menopause Review
Karolina Piecak, Paweł Milart
A new International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics classification for myomas was recently described. Type 0, 1 and 2 are the submucosal fibroids. Submucous myomas represent one of the main indications for operative hysteroscopy. Hysteroscopic resection of submucous fibroids should be a simple, well-tolerated procedure and ideally finished in a single surgical step. Hysteroscopic myomectomy is an effective procedure. Fertility outcome and menorrhagia are improved by this procedure. However, for menorrhagia, a recurrence can occur mainly during the first year following the surgery...
December 2017: Przeglad Menopauzalny, Menopause Review
Andrzej Woźniak, Sławomir Woźniak
Uterine leiomyomas or uterine fibroids are the most common gynaecological tumours and occur in about 20-50% of women around the world. Ultrasonography (USG) is the first-line imaging examination in suspected fibroids and shows high sensitivity and specificity in diagnosing this condition. Ultrasound scans can be performed transvaginally (transvaginal scan - TVS) or transabdominally (transabdominal scan - TAS); both scans have advantages and limitations, but, in general, transvaginal sonography is superior to transabdominal sonography in most cases of pelvic pathology...
December 2017: Przeglad Menopauzalny, Menopause Review
Hiroki Hayashi, Kazunori Ishikawa, Hideaki Mori, Mitsuhiro Kamiyoshihara
A 50-year-old woman visited a previous hospital because of aphasia. She was diagnosed as having cardiogenic embolism and left ventricular thrombus. Anticoagulant therapy was performed but was unsuccessful because of hypermenorrhea due to the myoma of the uterus. She was transferred to our hospital to receive surgical treatment. After uterine myomectomy, we performed video-assisted transaortic left ventricular thrombectomy. Her postoperative course was uneventful. Left ventriculotomy has been the standard approach for left ventricular thrombectomy...
February 2018: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
Perrine Capmas, Anne-Gaelle Pourcelot, Hervé Fernandez
Laparotomic myomectomy is often the only realistic solution for symptomatic women with multiple or large myomas who wish to retain their fertility. The aim of this study was to document the rate of uterine synechiae and their associated risk factors after laparotomic myomectomy. This prospective observational study took place in a teaching hospital from May 2009 to June 2014. It included all women aged 18-45 years who had laparotomic myomectomies (without diagnostic hysteroscopy at the time of surgery) for myomas and a postoperative diagnostic office hysteroscopy 6-8 weeks later...
February 2, 2018: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
Lucilla E Overdijk, Bart M P Rademaker, Paul J M van Kesteren, Peter de Haan, Robert K Riezebos, Oscar C H Haude
BACKGROUND: Transcervical resection of myoma or endometrium is a safe, hysteroscopic, minimally invasive procedure. However, intravasation of distension fluid is a common phenomenon during these procedures. In a previous study we observed venous gas emboli in almost every patient. The severity of hysteroscopic-derived embolization has been shown to be correlated to the amount of intravasation. In addition, paradoxical gas embolism, which is potentially dangerous, was observed in several patients...
February 14, 2018: Trials
Yuxue Zhang, Xiaoli Gu, Yuejin Meng, Haizhou Guo, Jiehua Du, Wei Xing
This study aims to comparatively analyze the impact of laparoscopic myomectomy (LM) and transcervical resection of myoma (TCRM) on ovarian function, immune function and quality of sexual life of patients with hysteromyoma. Two hundred and forty patients with hysteromyoma admitted into the Second Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University from June 2014 to June 2016 were divided into laparoscopic myomectomy group (LM group, n=120) and transcervical resection of myoma group (TCRM group, n=120) according to random figure table...
March 2018: Oncology Letters
Sudip Kundu, C Iwanuk, I Staboulidou, G-J Garcia-Rocha, P Soergel, H Hertel, P Hillemanns, C Schippert
OBJECTIVES: Myomas are defined as benign tumours that arise from smooth muscle cells of the uterus. Clinically, they are found in 5-77% of women of reproductive age. The prevalence rate varies considerably in the literature and a large number of fibroids do not cause symptoms. The lifetime risk of acquiring myomas is 70% for Caucasian women and ≥ 80% for African American women. MATERIALS/METHODS: The data of 265 patients undergoing surgery for symptomatic myomas by laparoscopy or laparotomy, performed in the gynaecological department of Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany, between 2009 and 2013, were retrospectively analysed in this retrospective design study...
February 7, 2018: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Guillaume E Courtoy, Patrick Henriet, Etienne Marbaix, Matthieu de Codt, Mathieu Luyckx, Jacques Donnez, Marie-Madeleine Dolmans
Context: Ulipristal acetate (UPA), a selective progesterone receptor modulator, clinically reduces uterine myoma size in 80% of cases. However, the molecular mechanism of action is still poorly understood, as is the reason why 20% of myomas do not respond to treatment. Objective: To elucidate whether matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and tissue inhibitors of MMPs (TIMPs) are associated with myoma volume shrinkage after UPA therapy. Design: Prospective study...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
Steve P Yu, Bruce B Lee, Michelle N Han, Clara Chan, Jianyu Rao, Mary Levin, Po Chu Fung, William Parker
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To evaluate if copious irrigation and suctioning after electro-mechanical power morcellation will reduce myoma cell dissemination, and if there is a difference between sterile water and normal saline. DESIGN: Prospective single-center cohort pilot study (Canadian Task Force Classification II-2) SETTING: Academic tertiary referral center PATIENTS: Sixteen women undergoing laparoscopic myomectomy with one surgeon between January 1, 2017 and August 31, 2017...
January 31, 2018: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
Hiroaki Takagi, Jinichi Sakamoto, Yasuhiro Osaka, Takeo Shibata, Satoko Fujita, Toshiyuki Sasagawa
INTRODUCTION: Positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) involving 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) is widely used for systemic cancer and recurrence diagnosis. However, the differential diagnosis of benign and malignant gynaecological tumours according to FDG accumulation is unclear. This study aimed to investigate the intensity of FDG uptake/metabolic activity for the differential diagnosis of benign and malignant gynaecological tumours. METHODS: This study included seven patients with physiological phenomena, 34 with benign tumours, 13 with borderline malignant tumours and 119 with malignant tumours who underwent 18F-FDG PET/CT...
February 5, 2018: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
H Wang, P Nie, B Chen, F Hou, C Dong, F He, W Xu
AIM: To characterise the contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) imaging findings of nine patients with intravenous leiomyomatosis (IVL). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The contrast-enhanced CT imaging findings of nine patients with histopathologically proven IVL were examined. The location, morphology, extension pathway, adhesion, and degree and pattern of enhancement of the tumour were assessed. RESULTS: Four patients had tumours located within the inferior vena cava, and five had tumours that involved the right heart...
January 30, 2018: Clinical Radiology
Keiko Hayashi, Mina Waraya, Takeyoshi Habiro, Satoshi Hosoya, Kouich Yamamoto, Norihiko Sengoku, Kazushige Hayakawa, Madoka Inukai, Masahiko Watanabe
The patient was a 51-year-old woman with a mass in the left breast.At the first presentation, she had abdominal distension and liver dysfunction.Mammography showed a category 5 mass in the left breast and a category 4, unstructured region in the right breast.Pathological examination revealed bilateral, invasive ductal carcinomas.Stage II B disease(clinical T2N1M0)was diagnosed in the left breast, and Stage I disease(clinical T1N0M0)was diagnosed in the right breast.Computed tomography revealed a massive uterine myoma compressing the inferior vena cava...
November 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
Parul Sinha, Nidhi Yadav, Uma Gupta
Purpose of the Study: To assess the efficacy of hysteroscopy in diagnosis of AUB. Method: A total of 56 women in reproductive and peri-menopausal age group (20-50 years) with complaints of abnormal uterine bleeding were enrolled in the study. All the patients underwent hysteroscopic examination followed by biopsy/histopathological evaluation. Hysteroscopic findings were compared against histopathological findings. Sensitivity, specificity, PPV, NPV and accuracy of hysteroscopy were calculated...
February 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of India
Yufei Liang, Yuefang Ren, Zeqiu Wan, Lihua Guo, Jie Dong, Yun Chen, Liping Lv
This study aims to determine whether clinical evaluation of improved MyoSure hysteroscopic tissue removal system can remove type II submucosal myomas with safety and high success rate of the first operation.Fifty-three patients with type II submucosal myomas hospitalized in the Huzhou Maternity and Child Care Hospital were enrolled in this study. The submucosal myomas were with the diameter of >2 cm and ≤5 cm. All patients have surgical indications.Fifty-one of 53 hysteromyomas were successfully resected through 1-time operation...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Ibrahim Alkatout, Thilo Wedel, Nicolai Maass
Endometriosis is the second most common benign female genital disease after uterine myoma. This review discusses the management of individual patients. This should take into account the severity of the disease and whether the patient desires to have children. Particular emphasis is laid on the anatomical intersections which, when injured, can lead to persistent damage of the anterior, middle or posterior compartment and are not infrequently the cause of urological and urogynaecological follow-up measures. Typical symptoms of endometriosis include chronic pelvic pain, subfertility, dysmenorrhoea, deep dyspareunia, cyclical bowel or bladder symptoms (e...
February 2018: Aktuelle Urologie
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