Supplementary Material for: Reproductive Outcome of Infertile Patients with Fibroids Based on the Patient and Fibroid Characteristics; Optimal and Personalized Management
2015-11-19T00:00:00Z (GMT) by
<b><i>Aims:</i></b> To analyze the detailed clinical course of infertile patients with uterine fibroids and to identify optimal and personalized treatment based on the patient or fibroid characteristics. <b><i>Methods:</i></b> Retrospective analysis of a case series was performed on 176 infertile patients with fibroids. The patients were classified into different groups according to different treatments (conservative infertility treatment, myomectomy and non-myomectomy surgery). Patient or fibroid characteristics for different groups were analyzed for a possible correlation with the reproductive outcome. <b><i>Results:</i></b> The cumulative pregnancy rates by conservative treatment plateaued in 1 year. Myomectomy improved the reproductive outcome in patients who did not conceive with conservative infertility treatments. The most important determinant of the reproductive outcome in patients by conservative treatment prior to surgery was a past patient history of pregnancy. The most important determinant of the reproductive outcome after myomectomy was patient age. <b><i>Conclusion:</i></b> Myomectomy should be considered when infertile patients with fibroids do not conceive within 1 year of conservative infertility treatments. The most important determinant of reproductive outcome after myomectomy is patient age. Therefore, for patients younger than 40, the treatment schedule should be carefully considered so that the patients can sufficiently benefit from myomectomy and assisted reproductive technology.