Uterine leiomyomata: etiology, symptomatology, and management.

  title={Uterine leiomyomata: etiology, symptomatology, and management.},
  author={V. C. Buttram and Robert C Reiter},
  journal={Fertility and sterility},
  volume={36 4},
1 out of 4-5 women develop uterine leiomyomata, the most common solid pelvic tumors in women. This paper assesses the reports of 4714 myomectomies and records of 59 personal cases. Townsend et al. suggested that leiomyomata are unicellular in origin. Estrogen, growth hormone, and progesterone may influence the growth of the tumors. In the performance of myomectomy, the 2 major technical concerns are the minimization of blood loss and the prevention of postoperative adhesions. Although most… CONTINUE READING
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