Pregnancy outcomes after myomectomy with polytetrafluoroethylene placement

Jennifer L. Eaton*, Magdy P. Milad

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Abstract

Background and Objectives: The aim of this study was to report preliminary data on pregnancy outcomes after myomectomy with placement of an expanded polytetrafluoroethylene adhesion barrier membrane. Methods: In this retrospective case series, 68 women who underwent myomectomy with expanded polytetrafluoroethylene membrane placement between January 1, 2003, and December 31, 2009, were identified. Of these women, 15 subsequently had documented pregnancies and were included in the final dataset. Results: Eighteen pregnancies were documented among 15 women. There were no reported cases of preterm labor, preterm premature rupture of membranes, or uterine rupture. Conclusion: In this case series, there were no documented cases of preterm labor, preterm premature rupture of membranes, or uterine rupture after myomectomy with expanded polytetrafluoroethylene membrane placement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere2014.00013
JournalJournal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
Volume18
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

Keywords

  • Adhesion barrier
  • Leiomyoma
  • Myomectomy
  • Pregnancy outcomes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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