Huge symptomatic pedunculated uterine fibroid in pregnancy: Antepartum myomectomy and term delivery at a specialist hospital in Kano, Nigeria


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Published: February 24, 2021
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Myomas are common in pregnancy and can go unnoticed. One in ten patients, however, develops complications that would necessitate their removal. Myomectomy performed at caesarian section had come to the lime light over the last decade and recent literature have shown its safety. There is still paucity of literature on myomectomy performed during pregnancy. Our case was a 25 years old primigravida at 21 weeks with features of acute abdomen secondary to uterine fibroid which was diagnosed during pregnancy. She subsequently had antepartum myomectomy and a live birth at term via caesarean section.


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