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Good pregnancy outcomes after laparoscopic radiofrequency ablation for fibroids

Key clinical point: A retrospective study provides preliminary evidence that laparoscopic radiofrequency ablation for fibroids may be safe for future pregnancies.

Major finding: Of 43 pregnancies, 32 resulted in full-term live births, and all infants were healthy; there was 1 preterm birth.

Study details: A retrospective analysis of 43 women who became pregnant after undergoing laparoscopic radiofrequency ablation of symptomatic myomas.

Disclosures: Dr. Berman has been a consultant for Acessa Health, Bayer, Boston Scientific, Medtronic, and Abbvie. He has been on the speakers bureau for Acessa, Merck, Boston Scientific, Medtronic, Abbvie, and Lupin. He has performed contracted research for Acessa, Bayer, Allergan, and ObsEva.


Berman J. AAGL Global Congress 2019.