1. The Health care costs of Uterine Fibroids
2. Environmental Chemicals and risk of Uterine Leiomyomata
3. Dietary factors and Uterine Fibroids
4. Types of Fibroids
5. Genetics of Uterine Leiomyomata
6. Growth Patterns and endometrial changes
7. Causes of Bleeding
9. Leiomyomata and Reproduction
10. Hormonal Regulation in the treatment of Fibroids
11. The role of Gonadotrophin releasing hormone (GnRH) agonists in the treatment of Uterine Fibroids
12. GnRH Antagonists in the treatment of Uterine Fibroids
13. Role of Aromatase Inhibitors(AI) and Selective Estrogen receptor modulators (SERMS) in the treatment of Uterine Leiomyoma
14. Tranexamic acid (TA)
15. Alternative therapies in the treatment of uterine leiomyoma
16. Laparotomy for Surgical Treatment of Uterine Fibroids
17. Laparoscopic Myomectomy
18. Computer-assisted laparoscopic myomectomy
19. Hysteroscopic Vaporization of Uterine Myoma
20. Hysteroscopic Myomectomy
21. Fibroids: multiple and multiple locations
22. Manual or Hand Morcellation in Minimally Invasive Surgery
23. Uterine Leiomyosarcoma
24. Minimizing Blood Loss
25. Fibroid Adhesions
26. How Long Does It Take Uterine Scar(s) To Heal?
27. When to recommend a Cesarean delivery
28. Uterine Artery Embolization
29. Magnetic Resonance Guided Focused Ultrasound (MRgFUS)
Uterine fibroids are a painful condition that may also create serious limitations on a patient's reproductive options. This new text from an acknowledged expert at a major regional referral center fully reviews the relevant diagnostic factors as well as the potential new medical treatments and current thinking about the various - sometimes controversial - surgical options available for management.
Print versions of this book also include access to the eBook version with links to procedural videos.
John C. Petrozza is a Reproductive Endocrinologist, Reproductive Surgeon, and Chief, Division of Reproductive Medicine. He is also IVF Director, Massachusetts General Fertility Center and Co-Director, MGH Integrated Fibroid Program, Boston and Danvers, Massachusetts, USA. He has focused on the surgical aspect of infertility and reproduction, including fibroids, endometriosis, surgical repair of uterine anomalies and scar tissue, and repair of damaged fallopian tubes. He also directs a Chronic Pelvic Pain Clinic within the gynecology division and co-directs the Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Program. He has a strong interest in fertility treatment outcomes and policies.