Focused ultrasound surgery of intramural leiomyomas may facilitate fertility: A case report

Miriam M.F. Hanstede, Clare M.C. Tempany, Elizabeth A. Stewart

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Abstract

Objective: To describe a successful pregnancy after a change in configuration of the endometrial cavity after magnetic resonance imaging-guided focused ultrasound surgery (MRgFUS) for leiomyomas. Design: Case report. Setting: University hospital. Patient: A 40-year-old woman with known leiomyomas and a history of secondary infertility. Intervention: Magnetic resonance imaging-guided focused ultrasound surgery treatment of two intramural myomas, one with a significant submucosal component. Main Outcome Measure: Change in conformation of the uterine cavity. Result(s): A viable intrauterine pregnancy, with full-term uneventful labor and vaginal delivery. Conclusion(s): Magnetic resonance imaging-guided focused ultrasound surgery changed the configuration of the endometrial cavity, and a subsequent pregnancy resulted in a term delivery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)497.e5-497.e7
JournalFertility and sterility
Volume88
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2007

Keywords

  • MRgFUS
  • fertility
  • leiomyomas
  • pregnancy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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