Journal of the European Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy


Laparoscopic posterior Colpotomy for a Cervico-vaginal Leiomyoma: hymen conservative technique.

G.S. Wehbe 1, M. Doughane 1, R. Bitar 2, Z. Sleiman 2

1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Lebanese university, Beirut, Lebanon.
2 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Lebanese American University, Beirut, Lebanon. 


Laparoscopy, colpotomy, hymen, hymenal integrity, leiomyoma. 

Published online: Dec 08 2016


Background: Leiomyomas are the most common benign tumours of the uterus. The diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of prolapsed pedunculated submucous myoma may need vaginal access compromising sometimes the hymenal integrity. Laparoscopic management of a pedunculated submucous myoma in a Middle Eastern virgin patient is described as a safe alternative.

Case: A 20-year-old, nulliparous virgin woman presented to the outpatient clinic for irregular menstrual bleeding of 2 months duration. Imaging revealed a 5×5 cm solid mass in the cervico-vaginal location lling the vagina suggestive of a prolapsed pedunculated submucous leiomyoma. Due to the patient’s desire of preserving her intact hymen, a laparoscopic posterior colpotomy was performed and the mass was removed successfully.

Conclusion: Laparoscopic posterior colpotomy, preserving the hymenal integrity in a virgin patient, provides excellent access and visualization and it is a safe tool for the management of a cervico-vaginal pedunculated submucous myoma by a skilled laparoscopic gynaecologic surgeon.