November 19, 2015
With all her hopes of becoming a mother dashed, a woman in her late 20s delivered a baby after undergoing a MRI-Guided Focused Ultrasound Surgery (MRgFUS), which brought back her enlarged uterus to size.
The woman was a year into marriage when she was diagnosed with adenomyosis, a medical condition resulting in enlarged uterus. Doctors whom she had consulted had advised her to undergo hysterectomy as the one and final remedy for her medical condition.
“As a last resort, she walked into Women’s Center about a year ago, suffering from excruciating pain besides heavy bleeding during her menstrual cycles,” Head, Women’s Center, Dr. Mirudhubashini Govindarajan said.
She had lost all hope as her uterus had enlarged to the extent that she looked as if she was nearly four months pregnant, the doctor said.
“MRgFUS is a non-invasive surgical technique that uses ultrasound as the treatment device and MRI as a visualising tool and is administered sans anaesthesia, hospitalisation or blood loss, with the patient lying flat on her stomach,” Dr. Ramya Jayaram, the
MRgFus expert, said.
Stating that the woman responded to the treatment well, it took four hours to complete the procedure. Dr. Mirudhubashini said that it took a little more than the usual time because the uterus was abnormal in size. However, within three months the size of the uterus returned to the normal size and the woman bounced back to her normal self.
After a period of symptom-free life, the woman and her husband chose to undergo fertility treatment resulting in a normal and uneventful pregnancy, she said.
The woman is a happy mother now, after delivering a healthy baby girl on November 2.