Etiopathogenesis of Uterine Fibroid: Current Knowledge


Authors: O. Sosna;  D. Kužel;  M. Mára
Authors‘ workplace: Gynekologicko-porodnická klinika 1. LF UK a VFN, Praha, přednosta prof. MUDr. A. Martan, DrSc.
Published in: Čes. Gynek.2008, 73, č. 3 s. 184-187

Overview

Objective:
To sum up the knowledge of etiology and pathogenesis of uterine fibroids.

Type of study:
Review.

Setting:
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 1st Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Prague.

Subject of study:
A summary of what is known about development of uterine fibroids.

Conclusion:
In this overview of etiology and pathogenesis of uterine fibroids we have attempted to ananlyze the literature and present prevailing evidence and opinions.

Key words:
uterine fibroid, leiomyoma, risk and growth factors, initiators of tumorigenesis.


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Paediatric gynaecology Gynaecology and obstetrics Reproduction medicine
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