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.

Contributors. The Health Care Costs of Uterine Fibroids. Environmental Chemicals and Risk of Uterine Leiomyomata. Dietary Factors and Uterine Fibroids. Types of Fibroids. Genetics of Uterine Leiomyomata. Growth Patterns and Endometrial Changes. Causes of Bleeding. Ultrasound. Leiomyomata and Reproduction. Hormonal Regulation in the Treatment of Fibroids. The Role of Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone (GnRH) Agonists in the Treatment of Uterine Fibroids. GnRH Antagonists in the Treatment of Uterine Fibroids. Role of Aromatase Inhibitors (AIs) and Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulators (SERMs) in the Treatment of Uterine Leiomyoma. Tranexamic Acid (TA). Alternative Therapies in the Treatment of Uterine Leiomyoma. Laparotomy for Surgical Treatment of Uterine Fibroids. Laparoscopic Myomectomy. Computer-Assisted Laparoscopic Myomectomy. Hysteroscopic Vaporization of Uterine Myoma. Hysteroscopic Myomectomy. Fibroids: Location is (Almost) Everything. Manual or Hand Morcellation in Minimally Invasive Surgery. Uterine Leiomyosarcoma. Minimizing Blood Loss. Fibroid Adhesions. How Long Does it Take Uterine Scar(s) to Heal? When to Recommend a Cesarean Section. Uterine Artery Embolization. Magnetic Resonance-Guided Focused Ultrasound (MRgFUS). Index