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Fig. 1 | Gynecological Surgery

Fig. 1

From: National survey of the surgical management of subfertility associated with uterine fibroids which do not distort the uterine cavity

Fig. 1

a Patient’s age. Of the respondents who would operate to remove a fibroid, no age preference was indicated by 31 (32%) respondents. Women aged under 30 years were preferred by 20 (20%) respondents, women aged between 30 and 40 years were preferred by 42 (43%) respondents and five (5%) respondents stated a preference to operate on women aged over 40 years. b Site of fibroid. Of the respondents who would operate to remove a fibroid, no site preference was indicated by 17 (17%) respondents. A uterine site was favoured by 34 (36%) respondents, a cervical site by 17 (17%) respondents and a fundal site by 27 (30%) respondents. c Size of fibroid. Of the respondents who would operate to remove a fibroid, no size preference was indicated by 71 (83%) respondents. A fibroid measuring less than 3 cm was favoured by six (7%) respondents, a fibroid measuring 3 to 5 cm was favoured by no respondents and a fibroid measuring over 5 cm was favoured by nine (10%) respondents. d Number of fibroids. Of the respondents who would operate to remove a fibroid, no number preference was indicated by 45 (50%) respondents. One or more fibroids would be removed by 19 (22%) respondents, two or more fibroids would be removed by 12 (14%) respondents, three or more fibroids would be removed by seven (7%) respondents, four or more fibroids would be removed by four (4%) respondents, and five or more fibroids would be removed by three (3%) respondents

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