HomeArchiveVolume 6Volume 6, issue 2Is it safe to perform myomectomy in first trimester of pregnancy? The report of two cases

Murat Celiloglu1, Samican Ozmen1*, Sefa Kurt1, Orkun Ilgen1

1DOKUZ EYLUL UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, DEPARTMENT OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY, IZMIR, TURKEY

Abstract

Uterine fibroids are the most common benign tumors in women in the reproductive age group. The incidence of fibroids during pregnancy varies between 1.6 and 10.7%. In 10% of these cases, fibroids lead to complications. The management in symptomatic patients is conservative, and the surgical treatment is delayed until after birth due to its risks. In the last two decades, it has been shown that myomectomy can be an alternative treatment in selected cases, especially in second-trimester pregnancies. However, the data on the success of myomectomies performed earlier in pregnancy are limited. In this case report, we present two cases who were admitted to our clinic during the first trimester of pregnancy and had complicated fibroids. The diagnosis, the follow up and the treatment are presented with the review of the literature.