Uterine fibroids and hysterectomy

An in-depth report on the causes, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of uterine fibroids.

I Would Like to Learn About:

Related Reports

High blood pressur...

References

Allen RH, Kaunitz AM, Hickey M. Hormonal contraception. In: Melmed S, Polonsky, KS, Larsen PR, Kronenberg HM, eds. Williams Textbook of Endocrinology. 13th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2016:chap 18.

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists website. ACOG Releases Special Report on power morcellation and occult malignancy in gynecologic surgery. www.acog.org/About-ACOG/News-Room/News-Releases/2014/ACOG-Releases-Special-Report-on-Power-Morcellation-and-Occult-Malignancy-in-Gynecologic-Surgery. Published May 9, 2014. Accessed March 7, 2017.

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists website. Robotic surgery in gynecology. www.acog.org/-/media/Committee-Opinions/Committee-on-Gynecologic-Practice/co628.pdf?dmc=1&ts=20180205T2125268229. Published March 2015. Accessed March 7, 2017.

Bartels CB, Cayton KC, Chuong FS, et al. An evidence-based approach to the medical management of fibroids: a systematic review. Clin Obstet Gynecol. 2016;59(1):30-52. PMID: 26756261 www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26756261.

Bulun SE. Physiology and pathology of the female reproductive axis. In: Melmed S, Polonsky KS, Larsen PR, Kronenberg HM, eds. Williams Textbook of Endocrinology. 13th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2016:chap 17.

Chittawar PB, Kamath MS. Review of nonsurgical/minimally invasive treatments and open myomectomy for uterine fibroids. Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol. 2015;27(6):391-397. PMID: 26536205 www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26536205.

Giannubilo SR, Ciavattini A, Petraglia F, Castellucci M, Ciarmela P. Management of fibroids in perimenopausal women. Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol. 2015;27(6):416-421. PMID: 26536206 www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26536206.

Gupta JK, Sinha A, Lumsden MA, Hickey M. Uterine artery embolization for symptomatic uterine fibroids. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2012;(5):CD005073. PMID: 22592701 www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22592701.

Homer H, Saridogan E. Uterine artery embolization for fibroids is associated with an increased risk of miscarriage. Fertil Steril. 2010;94(1):324-330. PMID: 19361799 www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19361799.

Kho KA, Brown DN. Surgical treatment of uterine fibroids within a containment system and without power morcellation. Clin Obstet Gynecol. 2016;59(1):85-92. PMID: 26670832 www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26670832.

Kho KA, Nezhat CH. Evaluating the risks of electric uterine morcellation. JAMA. 2014;311(9):905-906. PMID: 24504415 www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24504415.

Moss JG, Cooper KG, Khaund A, et al. Randomised comparison of uterine artery embolisation (UAE) with surgical treatment in patients with symptomatic uterine fibroids (REST trial): 5-year results. BJOG. 2011;118(8):936-944. PMID: 21481151 www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21481151.

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). Hysteroscopic morcellation of uterine leiomyomas (fibroids). www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ipg522. Published June 26, 2015. Accessed March 7, 2017.

Perera HK, Ananth CV, Richards CA, et al. Variation in ovarian conservation in women undergoing hysterectomy for benign indications. Obstet Gynecol. 2013;121(4):717-726. PMID: 23635670 www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23635670.

Pron G. Magnetic resonance-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound (MRgHIFU) treatment of symptomatic uterine fibroids: an evidence-based analysis. Ont Health Technol Assess Ser. 2015;15(4):1-86. PMID: 26357530 PMID: 26357530 www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26357530.

Spies JB. Current role of uterine artery embolization in the management of uterine fibroids. Clin Obstet Gynecol. 2016;59(1):93-102. PMID: 26630074 www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26630074.

Stewart EA. Clinical practice. Uterine fibroids. N Engl J Med. 2015;372(17):1646-1655. PMID: 25901428 www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25901428.

US Food and Drug Administration website. Quantitative assessment of the prevalence of unsuspected uterine sarcoma in women undergoing treatment of uterine fibroids. www.fda.gov/downloads/MedicalDevices/Safety/AlertsandNotices/UCM393589.pdf. Updated June 6, 2017. Accessed August 7, 2017.

Van der Kooij SM, Bipat S, Hehenkamp WJ, Ankum WM, Reekers JA. Uterine artery embolization versus surgery in the treatment of symptomatic fibroids: a systematic review and metaanalysis. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2011;205(4):317.e1-e18. PMID: 21641570 www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21641570.

Vilos GA, Allaire C, Laberge PY, et al. The management of uterine leiomyomas. J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2015;37(2):157-181. PMID: 25767949 www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25767949.

Wright JD, Ananth CV, Lewin SN, et al. Robotically assisted vs laparoscopic hysterectomy among women with benign gynecologic disease. JAMA. 2013;309(7):689-698. PMID: 23423414 www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23423414.

Wright JD, Tergas AI, Burke WM, et al. Uterine pathology in women undergoing minimally invasive hysterectomy using morcellation. JAMA. 2014;312(12):1253-1255. PMID: 25051495 www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25051495.

BACK TO TOP

Review Date: 2/16/2017  

Reviewed By: Howard Goodman, MD, Gynecologic Oncology, Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute, West Palm Beach, FL. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. 02-26-19: Editorial team.

ADAM Quality Logo

A.D.A.M., Inc. is accredited by URAC, for Health Content Provider (www.urac.org). URAC's accreditation program is an independent audit to verify that A.D.A.M. follows rigorous standards of quality and accountability. A.D.A.M. is among the first to achieve this important distinction for online health information and services. Learn more about A.D.A.M.'s editorial policy, editorial process and privacy policy. A.D.A.M. is also a founding member of Hi-Ethics. This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information: verify here.

The information provided herein should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A licensed medical professional should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions. Links to other sites are provided for information only -- they do not constitute endorsements of those other sites. © 1997- 2019 A.D.A.M., a business unit of Ebix, Inc. Any duplication or distribution of the information contained herein is strictly prohibited.

A.D.A.M. content is best viewed in IE9 or above, Firefox and Google Chrome browser.