Treatment of urinary retention caused by uterine leiomyoma with a gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist: Case report and review

Christine M. Chu, Lisa Dabney, Anne Hardart

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Abstract

Case: We present a case of a symptomatic uterine leiomyoma presenting with recurrent urinary retention that was conservatively managed with a gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist. As far as we know, this is the first reported case of a successful treatment by gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist. We also compare other approaches to treatment of urinary retention secondary to uterine leiomyoma found in literature. Conclusion: Gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonists can be offered to the patient as a potential, successful nonsurgical option in select cases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)52-55
Number of pages4
JournalFemale Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
Volume19
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

Keywords

  • Fadrozole
  • Gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist
  • Hysterectomy
  • Urinary retention
  • Uterine artery embolization
  • Uterine leiomyoma

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