The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from Research Hospital, "Here we describe a patient with a vaginal leiomyoma diagnosed during the mid-trimester that could have caused dystocia. This 22-year-old woman presented with a vaginal mass and leaking vaginal fluid during pregnancy. On examination, a prolapsed, pedunculated mass, measuring 5 x 3 x 4 cm was detected in the anterior vaginal wall. Via a midline incision, the mass was easily enucleated and removed. Transvaginal surgical enucleation of the vaginal leiomyoma is usually curative and recommended as the initial treatment of choice to prevent for dystocia."
According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "Such treatment is indicated when the tumor is a potential obstacle to normal labour."
For more information on this research see: Vaginal leiomyoma in pregnancy presenting as a prolapsed vaginal mass. Hong Kong Medical Journal = Xianggang Yi Xue Za Zhi, 2012;18(6):533-5.
Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting C. Dane, Dept. of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Haseki Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.
Keywords for this news article include: Turkey, Eurasia, Istanbul, Leiomyoma, Pregnancy, Gynecology, Obstetrics, Women's Health, Medical Research.
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