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Uterine myomas during pregnancy: a longitudinal sonographic study.
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PMID:  20922776     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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OBJECTIVE: To evaluate volumetric changes of uterine myomas (fibroids) during pregnancy.
METHODS: This was an observational, longitudinal and prospective study of 38 consecutive Caucasian women with singleton pregnancies and a total of 42 uterine myomas, enrolled from a cohort of 1492 women who took part in our first-trimester Down syndrome screening program. Myoma volume was evaluated by ultrasound at 11-14, 20-22 and 32-34 weeks of gestation.
RESULTS: Mean myoma volume increased significantly throughout pregnancy. Taking a volumetric change of > 10% between gestational periods to be an increase in size, 71.4% of uterine myomas increased in size between the first and second gestational periods, while this percentage was slightly lower (66.6%) between the second and third periods. Logistic regression analysis revealed that greater maternal age was correlated with a reduction/no change in overall myoma size and multiparity was correlated with a decrease/no change between the first and second trimesters, while a higher prepregnancy maternal body mass index (BMI) was correlated with a volumetric increase between the first and second trimesters and a decrease/no change between the second and third trimesters.
CONCLUSIONS: Fibroids enlarge during pregnancy regardless of their initial size or local factors, and maternal age, prepregnancy BMI and parity are apparently correlated with these changes. Copyright © 2011 ISUOG. Published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Authors:
A De Vivo; A Mancuso; A Giacobbe; L Maggio Savasta; R De Dominici; N Dugo; C Dugo; A Vaiarelli
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-02-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ultrasound in obstetrics & gynecology : the official journal of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology     Volume:  37     ISSN:  1469-0705     ISO Abbreviation:  Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-02-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9108340     Medline TA:  Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  361-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2011 ISUOG. Published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Affiliation:
Department of Gynecological, Obstetrical Sciences and Reproductive Medicine, University Hospital, Messina, Italy. antonio.devivo@gmail.com.
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