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James H. Segars (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-118-45699-6 January 2013 Wiley-Blackwell 176 Pages


Fibroids are benign growths of the uterus. They are the most common tumours found in women (20-30% of women), usually in later reproductive years. This book covers evidence-based indications for treatment of uterine fibroids in gynecology, the management of fibroids in pregnancy, surgical treatments and outcomes, rare fibroid syndromes, and more.

Contributors vii

Series Foreword ix

Preface xi

1 Understanding Uterine Fibroids 1
Phyllis Leppert, Mazen Fouany, and James H. Segars

2 The Clinical Spectrum of Fibroid Disease 11
Joshua Younger, K. Maravet Baig-Ward, James H. Segars, and Ayman Al-Hendy

3 Evidence-Based Indications for Treatment of Uterine Fibroids in Gynecology 24
James L. Nodler and James H. Segars

4 Management of Fibroids in Pregnancy 36
Natalie L. Johnson, Errol Norwitz, and James H. Segars

5 Management of Uterine Fibroids in the Older Woman 54
Alon Talmor and Beverley J. Vollenhoven

6 Medical Management of Women with Symptomatic Uterine Fibroids 61
Kristof Chwalisz and Craig A. Winkel

7 Nonsurgical Option for Fibroid Treatment: Uterine Fibroid Embolization 76
Edward Fenlon and James B. Spies

8 Magnetic Resonance-Guided Focused Ultrasound Surgery Treatment for Uterine Fibroids 85
Ronit Machtinger and Fiona M. Fennessy

9 Minimally Invasive Treatment Options for Uterine Fibroids 95
E. Britton Chahine and William Catherino

10 Surgical Treatments and Outcomes 109
Ryan J. Heitmann, Cindy M.P. Duke, William H. Catherino, and Alicia Y. Armstrong

11 Rare Fibroid Syndromes 120
Lisa Marii Cookingham, Alicia Y. Armstrong, Aradhana Venkatesan, and James H. Segars

12 Counseling the Patient with Uterine Fibroids 134
Gregory M. Christman, Courtney A. Marsh, and Elizabeth J. Campbell

Index 145

The color plate section appears facing page 84

 “This book provides a lot of information on multiple topics in fibroid management, perhaps contradicting its goal of providing easily accessible information for busy clinicians. However, the evidence is sound and the book interesting, making it a nice addition to a library.”  (Doody’s, 16 August 2013)