Author(s): Doridot V, Dubuisson JB, Chapron C, Fauconnier A, BabakiFard K
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Abstract STUDY OBJECTIVE: To assess recurrence of leiomyomata after laparoscopic myomectomy (LM) and evaluate predictive factors of recurrence. DESIGN: Observational study (Canadian Task Force classification II-2). SETTING: University hospital. PATIENTS: One hundred ninety-six women. INTERVENTION: Laparoscopic myomectomy with mean follow-up of 47 months. MEASUREMENTS AND RESULTS: Myoma recurrence included recurrence of initial symptomatology before LM, recurrence at clinical examination, and appearance of a myoma 2 cm or larger on ultrasound examination. Recurrence was observed in 45 patients (22.9\%). The mean time before recurrence was 42 months (range 4-95 mo). Eight women (4.08\%) required reoperation. The cumulative recurrence risk was 12.7\% at 2 years and 16.7\% at 5 years. Predictive factors for recurrence were number of myomas and nulliparity. CONCLUSION: According to our results, the cumulative rate of myoma recurrence within 5 years appears greater after LM than after laparotomy. However, this should not lead us to reject laparoscopy, which has many advantages compared with laparotomy, in particular its low morbidity.
This article was published in J Am Assoc Gynecol Laparosc
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