The prevalence of occult leiomyosarcoma at surgery for presumed uterine fibroids: a meta-analysis

  title={The prevalence of occult leiomyosarcoma at surgery for presumed uterine fibroids: a meta-analysis},
  author={Elizabeth Anna Pritts and David J. Vanness and Jonathan S. Berek and William H Parker and Ronald Feinberg and Jacqueline Feinberg and David L. Olive},
  booktitle={Gynecological Surgery},
There is a concern regarding the risk of occult leiomyosarcomas found at surgery for presumed benign fibroids. We sought to produce a comprehensive review of published data addressing this issue and provide high-quality prevalence estimates for clinical practice and future research. A comprehensive literature search using the PubMed/MEDLINE database and the Cochrane Library was performed. Inclusion criteria were human studies, peer-reviewed, with original data, involving cases for surgery in… CONTINUE READING
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