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Korean Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2011;54(8):480-483.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5468/KJOG.2011.54.8.480    Published online August 1, 2011.
A case of pregnancy and childbirth after transvaginal radiofrequency myolysis in infertile women.
Jae Won Yoon, Chung Hoon Kim, Joo Yuen Kim, Eun Jin Jeon, Jun Woo Ahn, Sung Hoon Kim, Hee Dong Chae, Byung Moon Kang
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. chnkim@amc.seoul.kr
Abstract
Transvaginal radiofrequncy myolysis is minimally invasive treatment by creating thermal energy in myoma and causing the necrosis of uterine fibroid cells. Unlike myomectomy which is considered to be the most common treatment of uterine myoma in infertile women, transvaginal radiofrequncy myolysis can be performed as outpatient procedure using only sedation for pain relief without additional need for medication. Due to its less invasive approach, the hospitalization is not required. There are many published studies reporting the pregnancy complications and outcomes after myomectomy, but there are very limited data on pregnancy after myolysis. Therefore, we present a case of successful pregnancy and childbirth after transvaginal radiofrequency myolysis of uterine myoma in an infertile women with a brief review of the literature.
Key Words: Transvaginal radiofrequency myolysis, Myoma uteri, Pregnancy


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