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Uterine Fibroid as a Cause of Severe Preeclampsia: A Case Report

Shubhangi Sharma, Rekha Rani

Keywords : Case report, Fibroid, High blood pressure, Preeclampsia, Pregnancy, Pregnancy-induced hypertension, Uterine fibroids

Citation Information : Sharma S, Rani R. Uterine Fibroid as a Cause of Severe Preeclampsia: A Case Report. J South Asian Feder Obs Gynae 2024; 16 (1):60-62.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10006-2368

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 10-01-2024

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2024; The Author(s).


Introduction: Uterine fibroid during pregnancy are associated with high risk of preeclampsia in pregnant females with adverse obstetric complications. Materials and methods: Here we report a case of a 31-year-old female presenting with 36 weeks gestation with headache, blurring of vision and epigastric pain with severe preeclampsia. She was managed conservatively initially but her blood pressure could not be controlled and her symptoms were not relieved; hence, lower segment cesarean section was done for termination of pregnancy and multiple uterine fibroids were found intra operatively incidentally. Therefore, cesarean myomectomy was done and the patient was discharged on 9th postoperative day in satisfactory condition. Conclusion: Uterine fibroids are associated with high risk of preeclampsia during pregnancy, hence these patients must be closely monitored during antenatal period.

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