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Longitudinal evaluation of uterine myoma growth during pregnancy. A sonographic study.
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PMID:  1404579     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Thirty-six pregnant women with a single uterine myoma were examined by ultrasonography at 2 to 4 week intervals. The initial diagnosis was made in 12 patients before pregnancy and in the other 24 patients between 9 and 12 weeks of gestation. Thirty-four women had a scan 4 weeks after delivery. A reduction in size was observed in puerperium, which may indicate a return to its initial volume. Myoma growth was analyzed in different periods of gestation. An increase in volume during pregnancy was observed in 31.6% of cases. A statistically significant change in volume was noted between the first and the third trimesters (P < 0.001). The greatest increase in volume of myomas occurred before the 10th week of gestation. The relationship between myoma volume and myoma growth in the different gestational periods considered was not statistically significant. On the other hand, when myoma volume was related to complications during pregnancy or at delivery, a statistically significant difference was observed. Myomas with volumes greater than 200 cm3 show a higher rate of complications than those with volumes equal to or less than 100 cm3.
P Rosati; C Exacoustòs; S Mancuso
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of ultrasound in medicine : official journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine     Volume:  11     ISSN:  0278-4297     ISO Abbreviation:  J Ultrasound Med     Publication Date:  1992 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-11-13     Completed Date:  1992-11-13     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8211547     Medline TA:  J Ultrasound Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  511-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Leiomyoma / pathology,  ultrasonography*
Longitudinal Studies
Pregnancy Complications, Neoplastic / pathology,  ultrasonography*
Ultrasonography, Prenatal*
Uterine Neoplasms / pathology,  ultrasonography*
Uterus / ultrasonography

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