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Fertil Steril. 2008 Nov;90(5):2018.e13-5. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2008.05.028. Epub 2008 Aug 9.

Successful use of magnetic resonance-guided focused ultrasound surgery to relieve symptoms in a patient with symptomatic focal adenomyosis.

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  • 1Department of Diagnostic Radiology, College of Medicine, Pochon CHA University Bundang CHA General Hospital, Sungnam, South Korea.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To report a successful treatment of symptomatic adenomyosis using magnetic resonance-guided focused ultrasound surgery (MRgFUS).

DESIGN:

Case study.

SETTING:

General hospital.

PATIENT(S):

A 47-year-old premenopausal woman with focal symptomatic adenomyosis.

INTERVENTION(S):

MRgFUS.

MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S):

Score on the Uterine Fibroids Symptoms Quality of Life (UFS-QOL) questionnaire and the degree of menstrual pain.

RESULT(S):

Uterine Fibroids Symptoms reduced from 53 to 28 and the degree of menstrual pain reduced from 10 to 5.

CONCLUSION(S):

For adenomyosis patients who wish to preserve their uterus, MRgFUS may be a promising alternative to hysterectomy. Additional studies of the safety and efficacy of MRgFUS in this indication should be conducted.

PMID:
18692791
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