Author(s): Li TC, Mortimer R, Cooke ID
Abstract Share this page
Abstract The aim of this retrospective study was to establish the impact of myomectomy on pregnancy outcome with particular reference to its effect on the incidence of pregnancy loss. Myomectomy was performed using microsurgical procedures upon 51 women who had intramural or subserosal fibroids and wished to conceive. Overall, the conception rate following myomectomy was 57\%. Multiple regression analysis showed that age was the only factor which influenced conception rate: /=36 years, 30\% (6/20; P < 0.005). The pregnancy loss rate prior to myomectomy was 60\% (24/40), which was reduced to 24\% (8/33) after myomectomy (P < 0.001). There was no instance of premature labour or scar rupture among 25 live births. This retrospective study suggests that myomectomy for intramural and subserosal fibroids may significantly improve the reproductive performance of women presenting with infertility or pregnancy loss.
This article was published in Hum Reprod
and referenced in Journal of Addiction Research & Therapy