Interactive Session - Uterine Fibroids—Which Treatment for Which Patients?
Time:1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
Location:HCC317 - Hawaii Convention Center
Shannon Laughlin-Tommaso, M.D. (Chair), Mayo Clinic
Maureen Kohi, M.D., University of California, San Francisco
Needs Assessment and Description
One in four women will have symptoms of fibroids. While
fibroids have been the leading cause of hysterectomy,
there are now many alternatives. This session for clinicians
and allied health care professionals will discuss how to
determine the best alternatives for clinical cases of uterine
At the conclusion of this session, participants should be
- Evaluate the suitability of fibroid therapies based on
symptoms and size and location of fibroids.
- Discuss the known effects of fibroid therapies on
fertility and ovarian hormones.
A 35-year-old woman (gravida 2, para 2) presents with
heavy menstrual bleeding and pelvic discomfort. An
ultrasound reveals a 6-cm fundal uterine fibroid that
abuts the endometrium. She is considering a third child.
After participating in this session, in my practice I will
recommend the following for this patient:
a. Focused ultrasound ablation
b. Uterine artery embolization
c. Oral contraceptive pills
e. Not applicable to my area of practice