Pregnancy outcomes of patients undergoing single-layer sutured laparoscopic myomectomy

Aksin S., Andan C., Tunc S., Goklu M. R.

International Journal of Clinical Practice, vol.75, no.11, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 75 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/ijcp.14870
  • Journal Name: International Journal of Clinical Practice
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, CAB Abstracts, CINAHL, EMBASE, International Pharmaceutical Abstracts, MEDLINE
  • Gazi University Affiliated: No


© 2021 John Wiley & Sons LtdAim: In this study, we aimed to investigate the pregnancy outcomes of 102 patients who underwent laparoscopic myomectomy (LM) with single-layer suturing. Methods: This retrospective study included 102 women who underwent single-layer sutured LM in the obstetrics and gynaecology clinic of our hospital between September 2017 and April 2019. Results: A total of 102 patients underwent LM and colpotomy. Sixty-two patients were planning conception. Thirty-three (53.2%) of the sixty-two patients became pregnant until the study date. The mean age of the pregnant patients was 34 ± 8.2 years. In the pregnant patients, myoma localisation was anterior in 12 (50%), posterior in 7 (29%) and other in 5 (21%) patients. The mean duration between the operation and the first pregnancy was 10.2 months (2-24 months). Of the first pregnancies, 12 (50%) were between 0 and 6 months, and 12 (50%) were between 6 and 24 months to the operation. Twenty-four pregnant patients were delivered with caesarean section, six patients had a miscarriage and two patients resulted in intra-uterine pregnancy in the second trimester. Of these patients, eight were pregnant again, and eight were delivered by caesarean section. Curettage and dilatation were performed in six patients with miscarriage. None of the patients developed uterine rupture. Conclusion: Single-layer closure of the uterine defect in LM is safe for subsequent pregnancies, and the risk of uterine rupture is low.