Open Access Review Article

The Incidence, Aetiology And Treatment of Leiomyoma in Nigeria

Ayeotan O1, Hollands P2*, Olajuyin OE3, Egbeleke FA 1 and Oyemomi S3

1Department of Medical Laboratory Science, University College Hospital Ibadan, Nigeria

2The Fertility and Gynecology Academy, UK

3Department of Medical Laboratory Science, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Osogbo, Nigeria

Corresponding Author

Received Date: October 22, 2020;  Published Date: November 25, 2020


Leiomyoma are a significant source of morbidity in reproductive aged woman across the globe causing distressing symptoms and in infertility in some women. There does, however, appear to be an increased incidence of leiomyoma in women of black African ethnicity and especially those women in Nigeria. This review covers the incidence and possibly aetiology and treatment of leiomyoma in Nigeria.

Keywords: Nigeria; Uterine leiomyoma; Genetics; Aetiology; Treatment; Interventions

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