+ Site Statistics
+ Search Articles
+ PDF Full Text Service
How our service works
Request PDF Full Text
+ Follow Us
Follow on Facebook
Follow on Twitter
Follow on LinkedIn
+ Subscribe to Site Feeds
Most Shared
PDF Full Text
+ Translate
+ Recently Requested

Laparoscopic Excision of a Pedunculated Uterine Leiomyoma in Torsion as a Cause of Acute Abdomen at 10 Weeks of Pregnancy

Laparoscopic Excision of a Pedunculated Uterine Leiomyoma in Torsion as a Cause of Acute Abdomen at 10 Weeks of Pregnancy

American Journal of Case Reports 16: 505-508

Pregnancy outcomes after laparoscopic myomectomy are generally favorable, with a pregnancy rate that is comparable to or even higher than the rate associated with abdominal myomectomy. The purpose of this article is to present the case of a pregnant patient at 10 weeks of gestation who was submitted to successful laparoscopic myomectomy of a twisted pedunculated uterine leiomyoma. A 31 year-old Greek pregnant woman complaining about acute abdominal pain was submitted to diagnostic laparoscopy which revealed a huge twisted uterine leiomyoma. Subsequently laparoscopic myomectomy was successfully carried out. Laparoscopic myomectomy is a technically challenging procedure with surgeon-specific limitations. Laparoscopy during pregnancy should be performed with utmost care and it proves to be a safe and effective procedure in hands of clinicians with sufficient experience in laparoscopic surgery.

Please choose payment method:

(PDF emailed within 0-6 h: $19.90)

Accession: 058196801

Download citation: RISBibTeXText

PMID: 26227425

DOI: 10.12659/ajcr.893382

Related references

Acute abdomen caused by huge pedunculated uterine leiomyoma in torsion. Anz Journal of Surgery 83(1-2): 96-97, 2013

Torsion of a huge pedunculated uterine leiomyoma. American Journal of Surgery 201(6): E43-E45, 2011

Small bowel volvulus due to torsion of pedunculated uterine leiomyoma: CT findings. Clinical Imaging 41: 11-13, 2016

Torsion of pedunculated subserous uterine leiomyoma: A rare complication of a common disease. Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 57(2): 300-303, 2018

Laparoscopic approach to fibroid torsion presenting as an acute abdomen in pregnancy. Jsls 17(4): 665-667, 2014

Acute abdomen due to torsion of a pedunculated mesenteric fibroma. Surgery 78(5): 665-667, 1975

An Unusual Case of Acute Abdomen Related to a Large Pedunculated Leiomyoma. Journal of Gynecologic Surgery 28(5): 355-358, 2012

Acute abdomen in pregnancy due to isolated Fallopian tube torsion: The laparoscopic treatment of a rare case. World Journal of Clinical Cases 2(11): 724-727, 2014

Torsion of pedunculated subserous myoma--a rare cause of acute abdomen. Ethiopian Medical Journal 45(2): 203-207, 2007

Torsion of a pedunculated subserous myoma - a rare differential diagnosis of the acute abdomen. Praxis 99(1): 45-50, 2010

Torsion of a Giant Pedunculated Hemangioma of the Liver Presenting With Acute Abdomen: A Case Report. Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal 18(8): E38198, 2016

Pedunculated uterine leiomyoma causing acute urinary stress incontinence. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 19(4): 440-441, 1999

Laparoscopic myomectomy of a subserous pedunculated fibroid at 14 weeks of pregnancy: a case report. Journal of Medical Case Reports 5: 545, 2011

Acute torsion of uterine leiomyoma: CT features. Abdominal Imaging 30(1): 120-123, 2005

Three cases of laparoscopic myomectomy performed during pregnancy for pedunculated uterine myomas. Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics 286(5): 1209-1214, 2012