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Table 3 Diameter growth trend of fibroid dimensions from pre-pregnancy to second trimester according to fetal sex

From: Comparison of uterine fibroids’ growth pattern during pregnancy according to fetal sex: an observational study

UltrasoundDiameter (mm)
Male fetus (n = 99)Female fetus (n = 81)p
Pre-pregnancy23.7 ± 11.723.5 ± 12.80.92*
Early first trimester27.4 ± 11.033.5 ± 13.3< 0.01*
Late first trimester34.6 ± 11.740.2 ± 13.9< 0.01*
Second trimester34.7 ± 10.340.5 ± 14.9< 0.01*
Third trimester39.1 ± 13.237.0 ± 11.90.29
p< 0.01^< 0.01^
  1. Data are reported as mean ± SD. *t test. ^One-way ANOVA