Fibroids and medical therapy: bridging the gap from selective progesterone receptor modulators to gonadotropin-releasing hormone antagonist

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Authors:

Jacques Donnez, M.D., Ph.D., Marie-Madeleine Dolmans, M.D., Ph.D.

Abstract:

Uterine fibroids are the most frequent female pelvic tumors and the most frequent indication for hysterectomy, which is associated with morbidity rates of 5% to 8%. Undertaking a myomectomy is also not free of complication and alternative treatments, such as magnetic resonance–guided focused ultrasound and uterine embolization, are often proposed (1). However, there is still a need for medical therapy with the goal to postpone or avoid surgery in women wishing to do so and in women with fibroid-related infertility (1, 2).

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