Fibroid uterus: Clinical presentation and surgical management in A Tertiary Care Hospital
This study was to evaluate the clinical presentation and management of fibroid uterus. Study Design: Retrospective Descriptive study. Setting: Independent University Hospital Faisalabad, which is a Tertiary Care Hospital providing health care facilities to poor socioeconomic group. Period: 1st May 2015 to 30th April 2017. Material & Methods: All patients with fibroid uterus who were admitted in gynae ward and operated. Patients having fibroid uterus with pregnancy and patients on medical management were excluded. Results: 56 patients of various ages included in study. The age distribution of patients was 20-70 years with a mean age of 45 years. Parity of patients range from 0-8, 58% were multiparous and 21% were nulliparous. The most common complaints of patients were menorrhagia 83% with anemia and dysmenorrheal 25%. Regarding management total abdominal hysterectomy was performed in 67% of patients preferably in with multiparity and myomectomy in 32% of total patients. Conclusion: Fibroid uterus is the most common benign tumor of reproductive age influencing fertility outcomes and general health of females. This study reinforces the fact that large number of patients requires surgical management because of its varied clinical presentations and often with failure of medical treatment.