Management dilemma of multiple submucous fibroids in "virgo intacta”
- Obstetrics & Gynecology International Journal
Victoria Alex,1 Amadou Sanyang,1 Njingu Chibili,1 Fatou Faburay,1 Foday Kanyi,1 Matthew Anyanwu1,2
Nulliparity and advanced age are dependent risk factors of uterine fibroids in the reproductive life of every woman. Fertility-sparing treatment options remain the mainstay of management where there is fertility desire.
We present a case report of a 42-year-old Virgo intacta who had abnormal uterine bleeding due to multiple submucous fibroids. An open myomectomy was performed and she made good recovery. Combined oral contraceptive pills were commenced immediately after the operation and continued for 3 months. She had regular periodic bleeding of low volume, flow and duration. Thereafter, subsequent monthly follow-ups were uneventful as a normal regular menstrual cycle was restored.
There were management challenges as she was Virgo intacta at 42 years of age. Measures to avoid intrauterine synechiae were limited and combined oral contraceptive was used with good outcome.
uterine fibroid, virgo intacta, woman, fertility