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Obstet Gynecol. 2002 Nov;100(5 Pt 1):881-2.

Labial necrosis after uterine artery embolization for leiomyomata.

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107, USA. thomas.yeagley@mail.tju.edu

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Uterine artery embolization is increasingly used as an alternative to myomectomy, hysterectomy, and medical treatment for the management of symptomatic leiomyomata.

CASE:

A woman with an 18-week-size fibroid uterus who underwent uterine artery embolization developed a 3-cm, exquisitely tender, hypopigmented, necrotic-appearing area on the right labium minus. Spontaneous resolution occurred over 4 weeks.

CONCLUSION:

Labial necrosis is a possible complication of uterine artery embolization and may be successfully managed with conservative therapy.

PMID:
12423845
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