Ueda Taeko
   Department   School of Medicine  Obstetrics and Gynecology, Clinical Medical Sciences
Article types journal article
Language English
Peer review Peer reviewed
Title Percutaneous cardiopulmonary support for pulmonary thromboembolism caused by large uterine leiomyomata.
Journal Formal name:Taiwanese journal of obstetrics & gynecology
Abbreviation:Taiwan J Obstet Gynecol
ISSN code:18756263/10284559
Domestic / ForeginForegin
Volume, Issue, Page 51(4),639-642頁
Author and coauthor Kurakazu Masamitsu, Ueda Taeko, Matsuo Kunihiro, Ishikura Hiroyasu, Kumagai Naoko, Yoshizato Toshiyuki, Miyamoto Shingo
Publication date 2012/12
Summary OBJECTIVE:Acute pulmonary thromboembolism (PTE) is a common illness that causes death and disability. Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is often found in patients with a large myomatous uterus, and can occasionally result in acute PTE. Here, we describe the achievement of a favorable outcome in a case of acute PTE.CASE REPORT:The patient presented with acute PTE caused by a large uterine leiomyoma, without DVT of the lower extremities. Percutaneous cardiopulmonary support (PCPS) was used as an adjunct to thrombolytic therapy to treat the right ventricular thrombus with acute PTE. According to emergency practice, PCPS was initiated, and the patient was successfully treated with thrombolytic and anticoagulant therapy associated with total abdominal hysterectomy.CONCLUSIONS:This case suggests that PCPS can lead to favorable clinical outcomes in patients with large uterine leiomyomata and severe PTE.
DOI 10.1016/j.tjog.2012.09.023
PMID 23276572