Pseudoaneurysm of the uterine artery after laparoscopic myomectomy

Satoshi Asai, Hironori Asada, Masataka Furuya, Hitoshi Ishimoto, Mamoru Tanaka, Yasunori Yoshimura

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Objective: To describe a case of uterine pseudoaneurysm after laparoscopic myomectomy in a 36-year-old woman. Design: Case report. Setting: University hospital. Patient(s): A 36-year-old woman, 3 months after laparoscopic myomectomy, presenting with an intrauterine hypoechoic lesion measuring 5 cm in diameter. Intervention(s): Uterine pseudoaneurysm was diagnosed by color Doppler ultrasound. Main Outcome Measure(s): Complete resolution of the pseudoaneurysm. Result(s): Spontaneous thrombosis was observed in the pseudoaneurysm. At 6-month follow-up, the uterus appeared normal. Conclusion(s): Our case presents the possibility of delayed occurrence of uterine pseudoaneurysm after laparoscopic myomectomy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)929.e1-929.e3
JournalFertility and Sterility
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Mar


  • Pseudoaneurysm
  • delayed occurrence
  • laparoscopic myomectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology


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