Review Article Volume 3 Issue 1
Authors: Mohamed Mansi, Nader Sedik, Mahmoud El-Hadidy and Sara Mohamed
Abstract: Uterine fibroids are benign tumors of the smooth muscles of the uterus that are the most common indication of hysterectomy in the America with over $34.4 billion annual cost. Risk factors include age, hypertension, diabetes, polycystic ovarian syndrome, black race, early age of menarche, nulliparity, obesity and a genetic factor comes in place. Their pathophysiology has not been fully understood; genetic and hormonal factors, particularly sex steroids, seem to play a role. Many treatments for fibroid have been proposed both medical and surgical. However, the perfect medical treatment is still elusive.
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