Vaginal removal of prolapsed pedunculated submucous myoma: A short, simple, and definitive procedure with minimal morbidity

Abraham Golan, Nariman Zachalka, Samuel Lurie, Ron Sagiv, Marek Glezerman

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Abstract

Objective: Our objective was to evaluate the outcome of vaginal removal of prolapsed pedunculated submucous myomas over a 10-year period. Study design: Retrospective observational study. Fifty-two patients were admitted with the diagnosis of prolapsed pedunculated submucous myoma. Six patients were excluded because of an a priori decision for abdominal hysterectomy. In 46 patients an attempt for vaginal myomectomy under general anesthesia was done. Results: Vaginal myomectomy was successful in 44 patients (95.6%). There were no immediate complications. Histological diagnosis of leiomyoma was confirmed in 34 cases (73.9%) and in the remainders intrauterine pathology was endometrial polyp. Total abdominal hysterectomy was performed in additional 6 patients (13.7%) 3 months to 5 years following vaginal myomectomy. Conclusions: Vaginal myomectomy is the treatment of choice for prolapsed pedunculated submucous myoma. The associated morbidity is minimal.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11-13
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Volume271
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2005

Keywords

  • Management
  • Myomectomy
  • Uterine myoma

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