Author(s): Laubach M, Breugelmans M, Leyder M, Demey J, Foulon W
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Abstract BACKGROUND: Only 13 cases of pyomyoma related to pregnancy have been described since 1945. Treatment consists of hysterectomy, which exposes critically ill patients to operative risks and induces infertility. CASES: Three cases of pyomyoma in the postpartum period are described. Treatment using computed tomography-guided drainage was realized successfully in two cases. CONCLUSION: Therapy via drainage and lavage of pyomyoma is a viable option to preserve patient fertility. In the absence of a proper response to this treatment, total abdominal hysterectomy is the treatment of choice.
This article was published in Surg Infect (Larchmt)
and referenced in Journal of Clinical Case Reports