Uterine fibroids are benign neoplasms that can cause distressing symptoms in women during their reproductive age. They are often associated with menorrhagia that can determine anemia or bulk-related symptoms. Different treatment options are available: medical therapy has the goal to treat related symptoms, while semi-invasive or non-invasive uterus-sparing procedures aim to treat symptoms and eventually to determine a reduction in fibroids size. In this review we illustrate the current semi-invasive and totally non-invasive most frequently used uterus sparing procedures available. A review of the literature along with personal experience will offer the readers a panoramic view of these up-to-date treatments to be considered as different possibilities to treat women affected by uterine fibroids looking for uterus conserving non-surgical approach.

Alternatives to surgery for the treatment of myomas / Ciolina, Federica; Manganaro, Lucia; Scipione, Roberto; Napoli, Alessandro. - In: MINERVA GINECOLOGICA. - ISSN 0026-4784. - STAMPA. - 68:3(2016), pp. 364-379.

Alternatives to surgery for the treatment of myomas

CIOLINA, FEDERICA
Primo
;
MANGANARO, Lucia
Secondo
;
SCIPIONE, ROBERTO
Penultimo
;
NAPOLI, ALESSANDRO
Ultimo
2016

Abstract

Uterine fibroids are benign neoplasms that can cause distressing symptoms in women during their reproductive age. They are often associated with menorrhagia that can determine anemia or bulk-related symptoms. Different treatment options are available: medical therapy has the goal to treat related symptoms, while semi-invasive or non-invasive uterus-sparing procedures aim to treat symptoms and eventually to determine a reduction in fibroids size. In this review we illustrate the current semi-invasive and totally non-invasive most frequently used uterus sparing procedures available. A review of the literature along with personal experience will offer the readers a panoramic view of these up-to-date treatments to be considered as different possibilities to treat women affected by uterine fibroids looking for uterus conserving non-surgical approach.
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