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Second opinion reduces hysterectomies for uterine fibroids, study shows

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g2765 (Published 15 April 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g2765
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. 1London

Seeking a second opinion reduces the number of women undergoing a hysterectomy for symptomatic uterine fibroids, shows a study that indicates that multidisciplinary evaluation increases the use of less invasive treatments for this common condition.1

The researchers retrospectively reviewed treatment pathways for 205 women who were consecutively evaluated at a tertiary care multidisciplinary fibroid centre at the University of California in Los Angeles between July 2008 and August 2011. Most of the women had already …

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