Document Type

Article

Department

Obstetrics and Gynaecology (East Africa)

Abstract

Laparoscopic myomectomy is now widely used as an alternative to laparotomy in the management of symptomatic uterine fibroids. The advantages of this minimal access approach outweigh those of the open techniques. The pregnancy outcomes between the two methods have been studied and are comparable, but there still exists a lot of scepticism locally concerning this. It is against this background that we present a 31 year old nulliparous lady who had a two year history of primary infertility secondary to multiple uterine fibroids, the largest being fundal and measuring 6.6cm. She underwent a successful laparoscopic myomectomy in November, 2006 and conceived spontaneously in February 2007. Her antenatal follow up was uneventful. She delivered a live male, 2,650 grams by Caesarean section in October, 2007 and had an unremarkable peuperium. With the availability of proper equipment, instruments, and adequately developing skills, laparoscopic myomectomy is feasible locally and with proper patient selection could result in favourable outcome as it is elsewhere.

Publication

East African Medical Journal

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