Planned cesarean myomectomy at term for huge intramural fibroids coexisting with pregnancy: A case report

  • Olumide A. Adeniyi
  • Olaniyi J. Olayemi
  • Titilayo A. Ojumu
  • Simeon O. Olateju
  • Olufemiwa N. Makinde
Keywords: Cesarean myomectomy; cesarean section; fibroids.


With about 2–11% of pregnancy co‑existing with fibroids, one in 10 women will have complications related to myoma in pregnancy. The procedure of cesarean myomectomy has been much discouraged and the need to perform inevitable myomectomy during the cesarean section (CS) when fibroids obstruct wound closure has been presented. A case of a primigravida with huge uterine fibroids displacing the fetus into a persistent oblique lie and causing maternal discomfort is presented. A planned cesarean myomectomy was performed. Hemorrhage was controlled with tourniquet using Foley catheter, misoprostol, and high dose oxytocin infusion. The mother and baby had a satisfactory outcome. Elective cesarean myomectomy is safe but should only be done by an experienced surgeon and in centers equipped with facilities for comprehensive emergency obstetric care.

Key words: Cesarean myomectomy; cesarean section; fibroids.


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