leiomyoma

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leiomyoma

[‚lī·ō·mī′ō·mə]
(medicine)
A benign tumor composed of smooth muscle cells.
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in the myolysis plus resection group, five (18%) required reoperation, and one of those (4%) required hysterectomy In the ablation plus myolysis group, 11 (12.
The endoscopic myolysis device can make significant contribution in our efforts to improve women's health care and reduce costly and often unnecessary hysterectomies," stated Ashvin Desai, President and CEO of Ximed Medical Systems.
Schlaff recently dismissed myolysis as a procedure that "we ought to bury" ("Promising New Therapies for Uterine Fibroids," April 1, 2002, p.
In one version of the myolysis procedure, a bipolar needle is inserted into the fibroid, where it zaps roughly a 5-[mm.