Endocrinology of uterine fibroids: steroid hormones, stem cells, and genetic contribution.


PURPOSE OF REVIEW Uterine fibroids are extremely common, and can cause significant morbidity, yet the exact cause of these tumors remains elusive and there are currently no long-term treatments available. In this review, we aim to provide an overview of steroid hormones, genetic abnormalities, and stem cells in the pathogenesis of uterine fibroids. RECENT… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/GCO.0000000000000185


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