Uterine Fibroid Diagnostics and Therapeutics Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2016 - 2024

Uterine Fibroid Diagnostics and Therapeutics Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2016 - 2024

  • Transparency Market Research
  • Ongoing
  • Medical Equipments

Report Description

Uterine fibroid is a type of tumor that arises from the smooth muscle tissues of uterus. Common non-cancerous growths that develop in the muscular wall of the uterus, they are also known as leiomyoma (benign tumor), fibroleiomyoma, fibromyoma and myoma. They vary in size from tiny to larger than a cantaloupe. Sometimes, they led the uterus to grow to the size of a five-month pregnancy. Fibroids presence usually is multiple is number and if its number is uncountable, it is referred to as uterine leiomyomatosis. Fibroids are amongst the most common form of benign tumors and usually affect the females during the middle of reproductive age and later reproductive age. The malignant form of fibroid, known as leiomyosarcoma, is very uncommon.

Uterine fibroids are usually asymptomatic, however once they start growing, they create various problems such as painful and heavy menstruation, affecting urine urgency and frequency, and painful sexual intercourse. It sometimes, may also interfere with pregnancy and dramatically increase in size during pregnancy. It is thought to be because of increase in levels of estrogen during pregnancy. It does not affect the women post menopause as the level of estrogen that circulates in the blood, reduces drastically. However, women who are taking estrogen supplement in hormone replacement therapy are expected to experience the symptoms disease.

Uterine fibroids are of various types namely subserosal fibroids, intramural fibroids and submucosal fibroids. Subserosal fibroids develop under the uterus outside covering and expand outward through uterine wall and result in knobby appearance of the uterus. Intramural fibroids develop into the lining of the uterus and hence, expand inward resulting in increase in the size of uterus. Amongst all, it is the most common uterine fibroids. Submucosal fibroids develop under the uterus linings and it causes various medical conditions such as heavy bleeding and prolonged menstruation. It is rarest of all uterus fibroids.

Uterine fibroids can be diagnosed using various imaging modalities such as medical resonance imaging (MRI) scanners, computed tomography (CT) scanners and ultrasound devices. Amongst all, ultrasound devices are used extensively for diagnosing uterine fibroids owing to its efficiency and popularity for gynecological purpose. Also, it does not produce any harmful rays that may harm the fetus (if women suffering from uterine fibroids is pregnant), increasing its preference among radiologist. Other diagnosing procedures include hysterosonography, hysterosalpingography and hysteroscopy.

Various treatment procedures have been adopted by physicians to cure the disease that include nonsurgical uterine fibroid embolization, magnetic resonance guided focused ultrasound, myolysis, endometrial ablation and resection of submucosal fibroids, hysterectomy and myomectomy surgery. Among all the aforementioned treatment procedures, nonsurgical uterine fibroid embolization is the most extensive used method of treatment. Various medications are also advised to the patients suffering from uterine fibroids that include gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonists, progestin-releasing intrauterin, progestins or oral contraceptives and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.

The market for uterine fibroid diagnostics and therapeutics is expected to grow at a significant CAGR during 2014 to 2020. This growth is primarily driven by increasing number of women of reproductive age (WRA) across the globe. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 60 million WRA were reported in 2012 and this number is expected to rise with increasing number of women globally. According to the World Data Book, total population of women was around 3,439.4 million in 2011 and this number is expected to grow due to improving education systems mainly in developing countries such as India and China. Other factors that are also supporting the growth of uterine fibroid diagnostics and therapeutics market are rising prevalence of uterine fibroids and change in lifestyle mainly dietary pattern. Low intake of fruits and green vegetables increases the risk for developing uterine fibroids.

Uterine Fibroid Diagnostics and Therapeutics Market Key Players

The major players operating in the uterine fibroid diagnostics and therapeutics market include Roche Ltd, Abbott Laboratories, Becton, Dickinson and Company and Siemens Healthcare among other significant players.

The report offers a comprehensive evaluation of the market. It does so via in-depth qualitative insights, historical data, and verifiable projections about market size. The projections featured in the report have been derived using proven research methodologies and assumptions. By doing so, the research report serves as a repository of analysis and information for every facet of the market, including but not limited to: Regional markets, technology, types, and applications.

The study is a source of reliable data on:

  • Market segments and sub-segments
  • Market trends and dynamics
  • Supply and demand
  • Market size
  • Current trends/opportunities/challenges
  • Competitive landscape
  • Technological breakthroughs
  • Value chain and stakeholder analysis

The regional analysis covers:

  • North America (U.S. and Canada)
  • Latin America (Mexico, Brazil, Peru, Chile, and others)
  • Western Europe (Germany, U.K., France, Spain, Italy, Nordic countries, Belgium, Netherlands, and Luxembourg)
  • Eastern Europe (Poland and Russia)
  • Asia Pacific (China, India, Japan, ASEAN, Australia, and New Zealand)
  • Middle East and Africa (GCC, Southern Africa, and North Africa)

The report has been compiled through extensive primary research (through interviews, surveys, and observations of seasoned analysts) and secondary research (which entails reputable paid sources, trade journals, and industry body databases). The report also features a complete qualitative and quantitative assessment by analyzing data gathered from industry analysts and market participants across key points in the industry’s value chain.

A separate analysis of prevailing trends in the parent market, macro- and micro-economic indicators, and regulations and mandates is included under the purview of the study. By doing so, the report projects the attractiveness of each major segment over the forecast period.

Highlights of the report:

  • A complete backdrop analysis, which includes an assessment of the parent market
  • Important changes in market dynamics
  • Market segmentation up to the second or third level
  • Historical, current, and projected size of the market from the standpoint of both value and volume
  • Reporting and evaluation of recent industry developments
  • Market shares and strategies of key players
  • Emerging niche segments and regional markets
  • An objective assessment of the trajectory of the market
  • Recommendations to companies for strengthening their foothold in the market

Note: Although care has been taken to maintain the highest levels of accuracy in TMR’s reports, recent market/vendor-specific changes may take time to reflect in the analysis.

Have query on this report?

Make an Enquiry

Success Stories

Our Clients