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Treatment of Urinary Retention Caused by Uterine Leiomyoma With a Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone Agonist: Case Report and Review

Chu, Christine M. MD; Dabney, Lisa MD; Hardart, Anne MD

Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery:
doi: 10.1097/SPV.0b013e318277d9fd
Case Report

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.

Author Information

From the St Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, NY.

Reprints: Christine Mirng-En Chu, MD, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, St Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center, 1000 10th Ave, New York, NY. E-mail:

The authors declare that they have nothing to disclose.

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