Disappearance of a myoma after pregnancy in a 38 years old patient, treated by ulipristal acetate without success before getting pregnant.

Affiliation

Gynaecological Surgery Department, Jeanne de Flandre Hospital, University Hospital of Lille, Avenue Eugène Avinée, 59007 Lille Cedex, France; Lille University, Faculty of Medicine, F-59000 Lille, France. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

Uterine fibroids are the most common form of benign gynaecological tumors in women of childbearing age Piecak et al. (2017) [1]. These uterine fibroids can be responsible for abnormal uterine bleeding, pelvic pain, pelvic pressure and infertility Pritts et al. (2009), Ali and Al-Hendy (2017) [2,3]. Their treatment can be carried out according to several methods: medical treatment, uterine artery embolization or surgery (myomectomy or hysterectomy). Although surgery is the main option, there are medical treatments to reduce their size and decrease and control their symptoms. Ulipristal acetate (UPA) has been the first selective progesterone-receptor modulator approved for the preoperative and long-term treatment for uterine fibroids Ferrero et al. (2018) [4]. Here we present the case of a 38-years-old patient whose large fibroma (initially treated with UPA) totally disappeared after pregnancy.

Keywords

Disappearance,Pregnancy,Ulipristal acetate,Uterine fibroid,

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