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Uterine leiomyoma research
Tae Hee Kim, Hae Hyeog Lee
Kosin Medical Journal 2015;30(1):13-22.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.7180/kmj.2015.30.1.13
Published online: January 20, 2015

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, College of Medicine, Soonchunhyang University Bucheon Hospital Gyeonggi-do, Korea

Corresponding Author:Hae Hyeog Lee, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Soonchunhyang University Bucheon Hospital 170 Jomaru-ro, Wonmi-gu, Bucheon-si, Gyunggi-do, 420-767, Korea TEL: +82-10-5273-7840 FAX: +82-2-6008-6874 E-mail: hhl22@chol.com, hhl22@schmc.ac.kr
• Received: September 12, 2013   • Accepted: October 13, 2013

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  • Uterine leiomyoma is the most common type of benign tumor in women of reproductive age. This disease is rare before menarche, and its incidence decreases after menopause. Uterine leiomyoma is known to be related to hormonal changes, but the precise underlying mechanism has yet to be determined. Although it is a benign disease, the most common form of management involves surgical intervention. Uterine leiomyoma is also related to infertility and obstetric complications. Here, we present a review of the literature regarding uterine leiomyoma and discuss management of this disease.
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