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A Journal on Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Minerva Ginecologica 2002 October;54(5):393-6
Restitutio ad integrum of myometrium after myomectomy. Different results in pregnant and non-pregnant patients
Cobellis G., Messalli E. M., Stradella L., Pecori E., Cobellis L.
Background. The aim of this study is to check whether there exists a difference in restitutio ad integrum of the uterus after myomectomy performed during Caesarean section and out of pregnancy.
Methods. Two different groups are considered: Group A (n=8) that underwent myomectomy during Caesarean section; Group B (n=10) in which myomectomy was performed out of pregnancy. All patients were followed with serial scan evaluations.
Results. The results showed a much more complete and faster absorption of hyperplasia and hypertrophy surrounding fibroid nodules when myomectomy was performed during Caesarean section.
Conclusions. A later pregnancy in patients who underwent myomectomy during Caesarean section might have a favourable outcome, possibly reaching a term gestation and vaginal delivery.