Author(s): Alfred Rero?, Hubert Huras
Leiomyomas are the most common benign tumors of female reproductive organ. These tumors are rare before puberty and after menopause. We present a brief survey of the literature about genetic predisposition, mutations, steroid hormone and growth factors concentration, which seems to pay an important role in fibrotic processes and angiogenesis observed during formation and growth of these tumours. New research into the basic biology of these neoplasms may add new treatment options for the future as the role of growth factors and genetic mutations in these tumours are better understood. We present some views of pregnancy and labour management with uterine leiomyomas.