Hysteroscopic myomectomy without anesthesia

Nuria Laia Rodríguez-Mias, Montserrat Cubo-Abert, Laura Gomila-Villalonga, Juanjo Gómez-Cabeza, Jose Luis Poza-Barrasús, Antonio Gil-Moreno

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Abstract

© 2019 Korean Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Objective Scarce literature about myoma removal without anesthesia has been published. The aim of this paper is to evaluate the feasibility of a new alternative for a hysteroscopic myomectomy in a conventional office setting, without need for anesthesia. Methods Step-by-step description of the surgical technique has been provided, based on video images. An office hysteroscopy was performed in a Gynecological Endoscopy Department of a tertiary European hospital. Results A 49-year-old woman was referred for management of severe hypermenorrhea. Consent and approval were received from the patient and the institutional review board, respectively. The introduction of a Truclear® hysteroscopic polyp morcellator of 5.5 mm with optic of 0 degrees into the uterine cavity did not require any kind of anesthesia or cervical dilatation. The use of saline flow helped distend the cavity and identify a submucosal myoma. Under direct vision, a full myomectomy was performed via mechanical energy with continuous cutting movements, without any complication. After the procedure was completed, the excised material was aspirated through the device into a collecting pouch. A successful complete morcellation of a Type-0 submucosal leiomyoma with a polyp morcellator device was performed in an outpatient setting. Good medical results, good tolerance by the patient besides lower surgical risks due to mechanical instead of electrical energy are shown. Conclusion In conclusion, this video demonstrates that a hysteroscopic myomectomy can be performed successfully in office with lower risk of complications from the procedure and without use of general anesthesia besides good tolerance by the patient.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)183-185
JournalObstetrics and Gynecology Science
Volume62
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2019

Keywords

  • Endoscopy
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Leiomyoma
  • Morcellation
  • Uterine myomectomy

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