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Three cases of complications after high-intensity focused ultrasound treatment in unmarried women.

Kim HK, Kim D, Lee MK, Lee CR, Kang SY, Chung YJ, Cho HH, Kim JH, Kim MR - Obstet Gynecol Sci (2015)

Bottom Line: High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) has been regarded as a non-surgical, minimally invasive therapeutic option for patients who prioritize uterus-conservation.Although many studies have shown that HIFU therapy is a safe and effective treatment of uterine fibroid, not all fibroids are suitable for HIFU due to risks of serious complications.We experienced three cases of complications after the HIFU ablation for huge uterine fibroids, including two cases of rapid myoma enlargement and one case of heavy vaginal bleeding.

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Affiliation: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea.

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High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) has been regarded as a non-surgical, minimally invasive therapeutic option for patients who prioritize uterus-conservation. Although many studies have shown that HIFU therapy is a safe and effective treatment of uterine fibroid, not all fibroids are suitable for HIFU due to risks of serious complications. We experienced three cases of complications after the HIFU ablation for huge uterine fibroids, including two cases of rapid myoma enlargement and one case of heavy vaginal bleeding.

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(A) T2-weighted magnetic resonance image of 5.5-cm-sized submucosal myoma before high-intensity focused ultrasound. (B) 6.1-cm-sized myoma with focal degeneration after ten months of high-intensity focused ultrasound.
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Figure 2: (A) T2-weighted magnetic resonance image of 5.5-cm-sized submucosal myoma before high-intensity focused ultrasound. (B) 6.1-cm-sized myoma with focal degeneration after ten months of high-intensity focused ultrasound.

Mentions: A 41-year-old unmarried woman was referred to St. Mary's Hospital with heavy vaginal bleeding and dizziness. In her history, she underwent US-guided HIFU ablation at a different hospital to remove a 5.5-cm-sized uterine submucosal myoma showing menorrhagia (Fig. 2A) in February 2014.


Three cases of complications after high-intensity focused ultrasound treatment in unmarried women.

Kim HK, Kim D, Lee MK, Lee CR, Kang SY, Chung YJ, Cho HH, Kim JH, Kim MR - Obstet Gynecol Sci (2015)

(A) T2-weighted magnetic resonance image of 5.5-cm-sized submucosal myoma before high-intensity focused ultrasound. (B) 6.1-cm-sized myoma with focal degeneration after ten months of high-intensity focused ultrasound.
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Figure 2: (A) T2-weighted magnetic resonance image of 5.5-cm-sized submucosal myoma before high-intensity focused ultrasound. (B) 6.1-cm-sized myoma with focal degeneration after ten months of high-intensity focused ultrasound.
Mentions: A 41-year-old unmarried woman was referred to St. Mary's Hospital with heavy vaginal bleeding and dizziness. In her history, she underwent US-guided HIFU ablation at a different hospital to remove a 5.5-cm-sized uterine submucosal myoma showing menorrhagia (Fig. 2A) in February 2014.

Bottom Line: High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) has been regarded as a non-surgical, minimally invasive therapeutic option for patients who prioritize uterus-conservation.Although many studies have shown that HIFU therapy is a safe and effective treatment of uterine fibroid, not all fibroids are suitable for HIFU due to risks of serious complications.We experienced three cases of complications after the HIFU ablation for huge uterine fibroids, including two cases of rapid myoma enlargement and one case of heavy vaginal bleeding.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea.

ABSTRACT
High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) has been regarded as a non-surgical, minimally invasive therapeutic option for patients who prioritize uterus-conservation. Although many studies have shown that HIFU therapy is a safe and effective treatment of uterine fibroid, not all fibroids are suitable for HIFU due to risks of serious complications. We experienced three cases of complications after the HIFU ablation for huge uterine fibroids, including two cases of rapid myoma enlargement and one case of heavy vaginal bleeding.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus