Uterine Fibroid

Radiofrequency ablation of uterine fibroids

April 15, 2021

Transcervical fibroid ablation (TFA) to treat symptomatic uterine fibroids (UFs) is effective for a wide range of fibroid types and sizes, according to preliminary results of the first 160 women treated in the Transcervical Radiofrequency Ablation of Uterine Fibroids Global Registry (SAGE registry).

Evolving patient evaluation and therapies for uterine fibroids

March 15, 2021

When it comes to diagnosing women with uterine fibroids (UFs), no single patient, fibroid or lived experience is the same, according to Sony Sukhbir Singh, MD, a professor of gynecology at the University of Ottawa and The Ottawa Hospital in Ontario, Canada.

Pathophysiology of uterine fibroids

March 08, 2021

A better understanding of the pathophysiology of uterine fibroids (UFs) will enable healthcare providers to deliver high-quality informed care to their patients, according to Ayman Al-Hendy, MD, PhD, a professor of ob/gyn at Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago.

Pregnancy outcomes for women with large uterine fibroids

February 16, 2021

A study in the Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine found that the combination of a cervical procedure and vaginal micronized progesterone helped achieve term deliveries in more than 90% of pregnant women with large uterine fibroids (UFs).

Laparoscopic retrograde hysterectomy in a large uterus

January 19, 2021

A retrospective study in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Health has concluded that total laparoscopic retrograde hysterectomy (TLreH) for severe endometriosis with obliterated cul-de-sac is both feasible and safe.

Hysteroscopic myomectomy for submucosal fibroids

January 15, 2021

Women with submucosal uterine leiomyomas who undergo hysteroscopic removal have comparable birth outcomes to women with submucosal uterine leiomyomas who do not have hysteroscopic removal, according to a retrospective case-control study in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology MFM.

MRI to differentiate uterine leiomyosarcoma from benign leiomyoma

December 31, 2020

High signal intensity on T1-weighted magnetic resonance images (MRI) and low diffusion coefficient values can accurately differentiate uterine leiomyosarcoma from benign leiomyoma, according to a meta-analysis in the Journal of the Belgium Society of Radiology.

Ultrasound vs. MRI to detect uterine leiomyomas

October 23, 2020

A prospective observational study in the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine has concluded that for pretreatment evaluation of uterine fibroids (UF), transabdominal contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) represents a viable alternative to traditional contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).