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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.

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.

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(A) T2-weighted image after 2 years of high-intensity focused ultrasound. (B) 16-cm-sized degenerated myoma after myomectomy. (C) Removed variable-sized other nine myomas including a 6-cm-sized subserosal myoma.
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Figure 3: (A) T2-weighted image after 2 years of high-intensity focused ultrasound. (B) 16-cm-sized degenerated myoma after myomectomy. (C) Removed variable-sized other nine myomas including a 6-cm-sized subserosal myoma.

Mentions: Two years after the HIFU, a repeated sonogram in January 2013 showed marked interval increase in the size of the uterine myoma with extensively cystic degeneration. A pelvic MRI taken at St. Mary's Hospital showed a 16-cm-sized heterogeneous mass on the anterosuperior aspect of uterine wall (Fig. 3A) and a 6.8-cm-sized subserosal myoma along the left lateral wall of the uterine body.


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 image after 2 years of high-intensity focused ultrasound. (B) 16-cm-sized degenerated myoma after myomectomy. (C) Removed variable-sized other nine myomas including a 6-cm-sized subserosal myoma.
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Figure 3: (A) T2-weighted image after 2 years of high-intensity focused ultrasound. (B) 16-cm-sized degenerated myoma after myomectomy. (C) Removed variable-sized other nine myomas including a 6-cm-sized subserosal myoma.
Mentions: Two years after the HIFU, a repeated sonogram in January 2013 showed marked interval increase in the size of the uterine myoma with extensively cystic degeneration. A pelvic MRI taken at St. Mary's Hospital showed a 16-cm-sized heterogeneous mass on the anterosuperior aspect of uterine wall (Fig. 3A) and a 6.8-cm-sized subserosal myoma along the left lateral wall of the uterine body.

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