Nigerian Medical Journal

: 2011  |  Volume : 52  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 186--188

The evaluation of myomectomies performed during cesarean section in our clinic

Kadi Celal1, Çiçek Hülya2 
1 Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinic, Alanya State Hospital, Antalya, Turkey
2 Biochemistry and Clinical Biochemistry Department, Medical Faculty, Gaziantep University, Gaziantep, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Kadi Celal
Alanya Devlet Hastanesi Kadin Hastaliklari ve Dogum Klinigi. 07400 Alanya-Antalya

Background : We evaluated the data of patients who had applied myomectomy during cesarean section operation in our clinic between April, 2008 and December, 2010. Objective : I0 n this period, 3689 cesarean sections were done in our clinic, we analyzed their data retrospectively and determined 27 myomectomy cases during cesarean section operation. The age of the patients, the numbers of pregnancy, parities, the rates of abortus, indications of cesarean, pregnancy weeks, residential areas of myoms detected during the cesarean and their size, were recorded. Furthermore, pre-operative and post-operative hemoglobin (Hb) values, differences between hemoglobin values, whether there was bleeding or not, the need of blood transfusion if it occurred, the duration of operation and hospitaization and the pathological diagnoses of myomectomy materials, were examined. Materials and Methods: Retrospective study of myomectomies. Results : The mean age of patients was 29.6±5.9 (19-42) and mean gestational age was 39.2±1.0(37-42) weeks. The mean size of the fibroids was 5.94±6.29 cm 3 (0.96-26.50 cm3). Subserous myoms were the most frequently seen ones (24 of 27 patients=89%) with fundal, corporal localizations in most of the instances. T0 he pre-operative and post-operative values of Hb were 11.8±1.52 (8.6-10.5) and 10.3±2.6 (6.9-13.3) g/dl respectively and the difference was statistically significant (P<0.001). Blood transfusion was not necessary in any patient. The mean duration of the operation was found to be 40.7±13.9 (13-60) minutes. Conclusion: Myomectomies can be performed safely during cesarean section by experienced obstetricians and gynecologists, and myomectomy performed for fibroids in appropriate localizations does not increase post-operative bleeding or maternal morbidity or mortality.

How to cite this article:
Celal K, Hülya Ç. The evaluation of myomectomies performed during cesarean section in our clinic.Niger Med J 2011;52:186-188

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Celal K, Hülya Ç. The evaluation of myomectomies performed during cesarean section in our clinic. Niger Med J [serial online] 2011 [cited 2023 Mar 26 ];52:186-188
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