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Fertil Steril. 2007 Aug;88(2):255-71. Epub 2007 Jul 20.

Uterine myomas: management.

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, UCLA School of Medicine, Santa Monica, California 90401, USA. wparker@ucla.edu

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To review the currently available literature regarding the current management alternatives available to women with uterine myomas.

DESIGN:

Literature review of 198 articles pertaining to uterine myomas.

RESULT(S):

Many advances have been made in the management of uterine myomas. Watchful waiting; medical therapy; hysteroscopic myomectomy; endometrial ablation; laparoscopic myomectomy; abdominal myomectomy; abdominal, vaginal, and laparoscopic hysterectomy; uterine artery embolization; uterine artery occlusion; and focused ultrasound are now available.

CONCLUSION(S):

Many options are now available to women with uterine myomas. The presently available literature regarding the treatment of myomas is summarized.

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