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Risk factors for adenomyosis in patients with symptomatic uterine leiomyomas

Katarzyna Romanek, Aleksandra Bartuzi, Michał Bogusiewicz, Tomasz Rechberger
Ginekol Pol 2010;81(9).

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Summary Objective: The aim of the study was to evaluate the potential risk factors for adenomyosis in patients with symptomatic uterine leiomyomas. Material and methods: The medical charts and histopathology reports of 1499 women who underwent hysterectomy between 2003-2007 were retrospectively reviewed. The study group was composed of 135 patients with coexisting uterine leiomyoma and adenomyosis. The control group comprised 176 patients with uterine leiomyoma without adenomyosis. Results: Among 233 patients with adenomyosis 135 (57.9%) had associated uterine fibroids. Women who delivered twice or more were at increased risk for adenomyosis in relation to nulliparuos women: RR (95% CI) 2.44 (1.04-5.72), p=0.040. No relationship was found between adenomyosis and cesarean section rate, abortions, menorrhagia or dysmenorrhea. Conclusion: Results of our study indicate that multiparity is a risk factor for adenomyosis in women with symptomatic leiomyomas.

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Summary Objective: The aim of the study was to evaluate the potential risk factors for adenomyosis in patients with symptomatic uterine leiomyomas. Material and methods: The medical charts and histopathology reports of 1499 women who underwent hysterectomy between 2003-2007 were retrospectively reviewed. The study group was composed of 135 patients with coexisting uterine leiomyoma and adenomyosis. The control group comprised 176 patients with uterine leiomyoma without adenomyosis. Results: Among 233 patients with adenomyosis 135 (57.9%) had associated uterine fibroids. Women who delivered twice or more were at increased risk for adenomyosis in relation to nulliparuos women: RR (95% CI) 2.44 (1.04-5.72), p=0.040. No relationship was found between adenomyosis and cesarean section rate, abortions, menorrhagia or dysmenorrhea. Conclusion: Results of our study indicate that multiparity is a risk factor for adenomyosis in women with symptomatic leiomyomas.
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adenomyosis, uterine leiomyoma, hysterectomy, parity

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Title

Risk factors for adenomyosis in patients with symptomatic uterine leiomyomas

Journal

Ginekologia Polska

Issue

Vol 81, No 9 (2010)

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Ginekol Pol 2010;81(9).

Keywords

adenomyosis
uterine leiomyoma
hysterectomy
parity

Authors

Katarzyna Romanek
Aleksandra Bartuzi
Michał Bogusiewicz
Tomasz Rechberger

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