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Myomas and pregnancy: a case report and review of the literature

International Clinical Pathology Journal
F Ouakka,1 J Rahmouni,1 K Saoud,1 N Mamouni,1 S Errarhay,1 C Bouchikhi,1 A Banani,1 G. El Mounssefe2


Myoma is the most common benign pelvic tumor in women, with a prevalence in the general population of between 20 and 50% of women of reproductive age.1 During pregnancy, the frequency of myomas is estimated to be between 3 and 13%.1 Their discovery in this context is all the more frequent as the age of patients at the time of their first pregnancy increases and the average number of ultrasounds performed during pregnancy has increased over the last 20 years. Fibroids are a source of obstetrical complications in pregnant women in 10 to 40% of cases: they can have consequences on fertility or complicate the evolution of the pregnancy, delivery and post-partum. We report the case of a large uterine myoma discovered during pregnancy in a primiparous woman.2


myoma, pregnancy, necrobiosis, restricted growth, delivery, myomectomy, hysterectomy