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Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology  2014, Vol. 41 Issue (4): 375-379    DOI: 10.12891/ceog19442014
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Pregnancy outcome after laparoscopic myomectomy
S. Fagherazzi1, *(), S. Borgato1, M. Bertin1, A. Vitagliano1, L. Tommasi1, L. Conte1
1Department of Women’s and Children’s Health, Obstetrics and Gynaecology Clinic, University of Padua, Padua (Italy)
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Purpose of investigation: Main purpose of this study was to analyze the reproductive and obstetrical outcome as delivery mode and incidence of major complications (uterine bleeding and uterine rupture) after laparoscopic myomectomy. Materials and Methods: The authors conducted an observational study in patients who underwent laparoscopic myomectomy. Inclusion criteria were: surgery performed for single and or multiple myomas sized between five and 15 cm and pregnancy desire. Exclusion criteria were: surgery for pedunculated myomas and male or tubal infertility. Collected data on pregnancy desire, success in obtaining pregnancy surgical interval time before pregnancy, performing assisted reproductive medicine, gestational weeks, mode of delivery, indicating a possible cesarean section, and complications. On collected data the authors calculated pregnancy and abortion rates. Results: Among patients aged between 19 and 42 years who answered a telephonic questionnaire, the authors selected 185 patients with pregnancy willing. A total number of 426 myomas were removed; 115 (62.2%) patients reported 151 pregnancies, nine in a total of 17 patients achieved it with reproductive assistance, 38 pregnancy ended in abortion, and two had an ectopic implantation. The authors finally reported 111 successful pregnancy, with seven preterm deliveries (6.3%). Mode of delivery had been cesarean section in 69 cases (63.4%) and vaginal delivery in 42 cases (36.6%), with a respective mean interval time between surgery and delivery of 24.6 ± 20.0 months and 19.2 ± 13.3 months. Conclusion: Laparoscopic myomectomy proved to be an effective procedure feasible for women who wish to become pregnant with a subsequent good reproductive outcomes, both in terms of pregnancy and abortion rate
s that were comparable with the literature. If laparoscopic suturing of the fovea myometralis is adequate, there are no contraindications for vaginal delivery, regardless of the patient’s age, the number, size, and location of the myomas removed.
Key words:  Fibroids      Laparoscopic surgery      Pregnancy outcome     
Published:  10 August 2014     
*Corresponding Author(s):  S. FAGHERAZZI     E-mail:

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S. Fagherazzi, S. Borgato, M. Bertin, A. Vitagliano, L. Tommasi, L. Conte. Pregnancy outcome after laparoscopic myomectomy. Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2014, 41(4): 375-379.

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