1st Edition

Uterine Fibroids

Edited By John C. Petrozza Copyright 2021
    164 Pages 51 Color & 22 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    164 Pages 51 Color & 22 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

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    Uterine fibroids are a painful condition that may also create serious limitations on a patient's reproductive options. This new text from an acknowledged expert at a major regional referral center fully reviews the relevant diagnostic factors as well as the potential new medical treatments and current thinking about the various - sometimes controversial - surgical options available for management.

    Print versions of this book also include access to the eBook version with links to procedural videos.


    1. The Health Care Costs of Uterine Fibroids

    May-Tal Sauerbrun-Cutler and Eden R. Cardozo

    2. Environmental Chemicals and Risk of Uterine Leiomyomata

    Lauren A. Wise

    3. Dietary Factors and Uterine Fibroids

    Holly R. Harris, Stacey A. Missmer, and Kathryn L. Terry

    4. Types of Fibroids

    Christine C. Skiadas

    5. Genetics of Uterine Leiomyomata

    C. Scott Gallagher and Cynthia C. Morton

    6. Growth Patterns and Endometrial Changes

    Jovana Kaludjerovic

    7. Causes of Bleeding

    Ophelia Yin, Carter M. Owen, Kamaria Cayton, and James H. Segars

    8. Ultrasound

    Caitlin R. Sacha and Bryann Bromley

    9. Leiomyomata and Reproduction

    Amy L. Harris and Aaron K. Styer

    10. Hormonal Regulation in the Treatment of Fibroids

    Victoria Fitz and Steven L. Young

    11. The Role of Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone (GnRH) Agonists in the Treatment of Uterine Fibroids

    Whitney A. Leonard and Alexander M. Quaas

    12. GnRH Antagonists in the Treatment of Uterine Fibroids

    Tejumola Adegoke and Shruthi Mahalingaiah

    13. Role of Aromatase Inhibitors (AIs) and Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulators (SERMs) in the Treatment of Uterine Leiomyoma

    Luis S. Noble and Diego Ramirez

    14. Tranexamic Acid (TA)

    John Storment and Camille Storment

    15. Alternative Therapies in the Treatment of Uterine Leiomyoma

    Anatte E. Karmon

    16. Laparotomy for Surgical Treatment of Uterine Fibroids

    Jeffrey M. Goldberg and Zaraq Khan

    17. Laparoscopic Myomectomy

    Anthony N. Imudia and Erika Parker New

    18. Computer-Assisted Laparoscopic Myomectomy

    Randi H. Goldman and Antonio R. Gargiulo

    19. Hysteroscopic Vaporization of Uterine Myoma

    Annie Leung and Togas Tulandi

    20. Hysteroscopic Myomectomy

    Karissa Hammer and John C. Petrozza

    21. Fibroids: Location is (Almost) Everything

    Emily A. Seidler and Louise P. King

    22. Manual or Hand Morcellation in Minimally Invasive Surgery

    Janelle K. Moulder, Tarek Toubia, and Michelle Louie

    23. Uterine Leiomyosarcoma

    Roni Nitecki and J. Alejandro Rauh-Hain

    24. Minimizing Blood Loss

    Elise Bardawil and Jessica B. Spencer

    25. Fibroid Adhesions

    Eleni Greenwood Jaswa and Evelyn Mok-Lin

    26. How Long Does it Take Uterine Scar(s) to Heal?

    Hope Y. Yu and Gary N. Frishman

    27. When to Recommend a Cesarean Section

    Matthew S. Smith and Joan M. Mastrobattista

    28. Uterine Artery Embolization

    Gloria M. Salazar and Eric Paul Wehrenberg-Klee

    29. Magnetic Resonance-Guided Focused Ultrasound (MRgFUS)

    Zubin Irani



    John C. Petrozza is a Reproductive Endocrinologist, Reproductive Surgeon, and Chief, Division of Reproductive Medicine. He is also IVF Director, Massachusetts General Fertility Center and Co-Director, MGH Integrated Fibroid Program, Boston and Danvers, Massachusetts, USA. He has focused on the surgical aspect of infertility and reproduction, including fibroids, endometriosis, surgical repair of uterine anomalies and scar tissue, and repair of damaged fallopian tubes. He also directs a Chronic Pelvic Pain Clinic within the gynecology division and co-directs the Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Program. He has a strong interest in fertility treatment outcomes and policies.