Non-surgical Management of Myomas

Shannon K. Laughlin-Tommaso

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Uterine myomas are a common condition and the leading cause of hysterectomy. Clinically, myomas can be challenging because they range from asymptomatic to causing severe, debilitating symptoms and occur in many women before childbearing is complete. Thus, women often seek uterine-conserving and nonsurgical management of their myomas. In this review the available uterine-conserving treatment options from medical management through minimally invasive procedures are discussed. To the extent of research available, the sustainability of symptom improvement and the effects on future fertility are reviewed. Future research may lead to therapies that reduce the risks of major surgery, decrease side effects, and offer primary or secondary prevention options.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)229-236
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2018


  • Focused ultrasound ablation
  • Leiomyoma
  • Myoma
  • Uterine artery embolization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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