Table 1

CharacteristicsAuthors
Roman and Tabsh [17]Kwawukume [1]Gbadebo et al. [19]Dimitrov et al. [37]Ehigiegba et al. [28]

No. of cases (controls)111 (257)12 (12)2221 (162)25

Position of fibroids
Upper segment/corpus uteri85%45.5% (10)63%
Lower segment15%27.3% (6)23%
Both segments27.3% (6)

Types
Pedunculated23%52.2% (24)
Subserous24%94.8%
Intramural24%85%34.8% (16)46%
Submucous5%13% (6)5.2%
Multiple sites18%

Sizes
Mean (range)Median 3.5 cm (0.9–30 cm)6 cm
Value (number/%)<3 cm (40/36%); ≥3–<6 cm (46/41.4%); ≥6 cm (22/19.8%)6–10 cm (32/69.9%)2–10 cm
Nodules removed1–6 per patient461/patient (85%)84