A case report on caesarean myomectomy

Authors

  • Shalini Mishra Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, T. S. Misra Medical College and Hospital, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • Namrata Sinha Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, T. S. Misra Medical College and Hospital, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • Anima Prasad Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, T. S. Misra Medical College and Hospital, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • Amrish Kumar Department of Pathology, ASMC, Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18203/2320-1770.ijrcog20241095

Keywords:

Myomectomy, Caesarean, Postpartum hemorrhage, Carboprost, Fibroid

Abstract

Routine myomectomy at the time of caesarean section has been condemned in the past due to fear of uncontrolled haemorrhage and peripartum hysterectomy. It is still a topic of debate worldwide. However, in recent years, many case studies of caesarean myomectomy have been published validating its safety without any significant complications like excessive blood loss. We describe the case of a 23-year-old nulliparous women at 38 weeks of pregnancy with history of previous abortion. Her ultrasound was suggestive of singleton live intrauterine pregnancy with multiple intramurals and subserosal uterine fibroids seen in fundus, body region, posterior and anterior myometrium with largest fibroid of size 9×6.1 cm. The patient was taken up for elective caesarean section along with caesarean myomectomy. Live baby was delivered and successful myomectomy was done. Prophylactically oxytocin drip was given and intra myometrial carboprost was given to avoid blood loss. Patient was discharged on post-operative day 12 without any complications. Routine myomectomy at the time of caesarean section is not a standard procedure. However, it may be considered a safe option in carefully selected cases in the hands of an experienced obstetrician.

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2024-04-26

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