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Management of uterine fibroids in pregnancy: recent trends

Salvatore G Vitale, Francesco Padula, Ferdinando A Gulino
Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology 2015, 27 (6): 432-7
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PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The review analyzes how fibroids may influence pregnancy and how myomas may be modified by pregnancy. The most important clinical aspect concerns the impact of myoma on pregnancy and the possibility of a well tolerated surgical treatment for the mother and her fetus, preserving maternal reproductive capacity.

RECENT FINDINGS: Fibroids significantly increase in size during early pregnancy and then decrease in the third trimester. Although most women with uterine fibroids have a regular pregnancy, data from the literature suggest that they may have a higher risk of fertility problems and pregnancy complications.

SUMMARY: Myomectomy can increase the rate of pregnancy in women with infertility, attempting to restore a normal anatomy and reduce uterine contractility and local inflammation associated with the presence of fibroids, improving the blood supply. Current evidence does not suggest routine myomectomy during pregnancy or at the cesarean birth, as fibroids-related complications are rare and may be overcome by the risks of surgery. However, in selected cases, myomectomy is a feasible and safe technique and associated to a good outcome.The diagnosis of myomas in pregnancy may require attention for the adequate management to preserve maternal and fetal well-being.

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