Influence of the operative treatment of leiomyomas on lipid profile.

OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to asses the influence of operative treatment of leiomyomas on lipid profile. The study was conducted from April 1, 2000, through April 30, 2002 in The Department of Septic Gynecology and Obstetrics at Collegium Medicum of the Jagiellonian University.

METHODOLOGY: Most hysterectomies are performed because of leiomyomas, which are the most common benign tumors of the female reproductive organ. Pathogenesis and evolution of uterine leiomyomas are not well understood. Treatment of leiomyomas is divided into operative and inoperative. Operative methods include generally laparoscopic myomectomy, conservative myomectomy and hysterectomy. 130 women with diagnosed leiomyomas were analyzed in four groups.

CONCLUSION: Regardless of the type of performed surgery, decrease in cholesterol, HDL and LDL are observed 10 days after operation, with return to preoperative values at 6 months after surgical procedure. The highest level of cholesterol and LDL (6 moths from surgery) is observed in patients who underwent hysterectomy with bilateral oophorectomy.

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