Pyomyoma after uterine artery embolization

Marcy L. Rosen, Matthew L. Anderson, Shannon Hawkins

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Abstract

Background: Pyomyoma (suppurative leiomyoma of the uterus) is a rare condition resulting from infarction and infection of a leiomyoma. It can lead to sepsis and death unless treated with antibiotics and aggressive surgical intervention. Case: A 47-year-old multigravid woman with symptomatic uterine leiomyomas presented with fever, pelvic pain, and leukocytosis after uncomplicated uterine artery embolization. Pyomyoma was suspected after computed tomography scan demonstrated an enlarged, heterogeneous uterus containing copious myometrial air. She underwent supracervical hysterectomy, lysis of adhesions, and right salpingo-oophorectomy. Conclusion: Surgical management of pyomyoma may be necessary early in the management of pyomyoma after uterine artery embolization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)431-433
Number of pages3
JournalObstetrics and Gynecology
Volume121
Issue number2 PART 2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2013
Externally publishedYes

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Uterine Artery Embolization
Leiomyoma
Uterus
Pelvic Pain
Leukocytosis
Ovariectomy
Hysterectomy
Infarction
Sepsis
Fever
Air
Tomography
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Infection

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Pyomyoma after uterine artery embolization. / Rosen, Marcy L.; Anderson, Matthew L.; Hawkins, Shannon.

In: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vol. 121, No. 2 PART 2, 02.2013, p. 431-433.

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Rosen, Marcy L. ; Anderson, Matthew L. ; Hawkins, Shannon. / Pyomyoma after uterine artery embolization. In: Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2013 ; Vol. 121, No. 2 PART 2. pp. 431-433.
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