Journal article

Incidence of Malignancy and Myoma Variants at Surgery for Presumed Benign Symptomatic Myomas

Monique Ramos Damasco, Pui-Wan Kiri Chan, Marnie Slonim, Woun-Eng Catarina Ang, Martin Graham Healey

JOURNAL OF MINIMALLY INVASIVE GYNECOLOGY | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2017

Abstract

STUDY OBJECTIVE: To estimate the incidence of leiomyosarcoma; other uterine pathologies; and the frequency of use of morcellation, both mechanical and manual in laparoscopic, vaginal, and laparotomy operative routes in women undergoing hysterectomy or myomectomy for benign gynecologic indications when myomas were present. DESIGN: A retrospective study (Canadian Task Force classification II-3). SETTING: The Royal Women's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia. PATIENTS: All hysterectomies and myomectomies (any route) for a 10-year period from January 1, 2004, to December 31, 2013, for presumed benign gynecologic indications. INTERVENTIONS: Hysterectomy or myomectomy, any route. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN ..

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