Revista chilena de obstetricia y ginecología
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ZAMBONI T, Milena et al. HALLAZGO DE FRAGMENTOS UTERINOS INTRABDOMINALES POSHISTERECTOMÍA. Rev. chil. obstet. ginecol. [online]. 2010, vol.75, n.1, pp. 42-46. ISSN 0717-7526. doi: 10.4067/S0717-75262010000100006.
We will present the cases of three patients in the fifth decade of their life, that had undergone an histerec-tomy with the diagnosis of uterine leiomyoma. Case 1: Pacient had undergone a supracevical laparocopic hysterectomy. The uterus had been extracted from the abdominal cavity by electrical morcellation. Four years after the procedure, she presents ciclic pelvic pain which requires hospitalization. The magnetic resonante suggests vascularized tumors in the pelvis. A diagnostic laparoscopy was done, removing miometrial and endometrial tissue. Case 2: Pacient had undergone a supracevical laparocopic hysterectomy twelve years ago with the diagnosis of leiomyoma. She requires medical attention because of a colic pain in the left ilac fossa. The unhenhanced helicoidal CT- Scan shows an hipodense image in the left iliac fossa. A diagnostic laparoscopy was done, removing the tumor. The biopsy showed a sample constituded of uterine corpus. Case 3: Pacient had undergone an abdominal histerectomy. Two years after the procedure, a vaginal ecotomography showed a solid pelvian tumor that was propably located in the left adnexa. The magnetic resonante suggests a leyomioma. The diagnostic laparoscopy shows a solid tumor in touch with the cúpula vaginalis, the tumor was removed. The biopsy confirms the diagnosis. Conclusion: The uterine fragments retention is an infrecuent complication of the supracervical laparoscopic hysterectomy that can be prevenible. The laparoscopy has a role in the resolution of the uterine fragments post histerectomy. The magnetic resonance contributed with relevant information in this cases.
Palabras clave : Pelvic leiomyomatosis; supracervical laparoscopic hysterectomy; uterine morcellation.