Objective: To review the currently available literature regarding the current management alternatives available to women with uterine myomas.
Design: Literature review of 198 articles pertaining to uterine myomas.
Result(s): Many advances have been made in the management of uterine myomas. Watchful waiting; medical therapy; hysteroscopic myomectomy; endometrial ablation; laparoscopic myomectomy; abdominal myomectomy; abdominal, vaginal, and laparoscopic hysterectomy; uterine artery embolization; uterine artery occlusion; and focused ultrasound are now available.
Conclusion(s): Many options are now available to women with uterine myomas. The presently available literature regarding the treatment of myomas is summarized.