Background: Only 13 cases of pyomyoma related to pregnancy have been described since 1945. Treatment consists of hysterectomy, which exposes critically ill patients to operative risks and induces infertility. Cases: Three cases of pyomyoma in the postpartum period are described. Treatment using computed tomography-guided drainage was realized successfully in two cases. Conclusion: Therapy via drainage and lavage of pyomyoma is a viable option to preserve patient fertility. In the absence of a proper response to this treatment, total abdominal hysterectomy is the treatment of choice.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)65-68
JournalSurg Infect
Volume12
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2011

    Research areas

  • Pyomyoma

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