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fibroid

1. Anatomy (of structures or tissues) containing or resembling fibres
2. a benign tumour, composed of fibrous and muscular tissue, occurring in the wall of the uterus and often causing heavy menstruation

fibroid

[′fī‚brȯid]
(histology)
Composed of fibrous tissue.
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When considered in sum, however, these studies support the concept of a mitogenic effect of progesterone in fibroid tumors.
Fibroid tumors of the uterus often cause no symptoms and many times are found during routine examinations.
In another experiment, female mice implanted with fibroid tumor cells were given 1.
While fibroid tumors account for one-third of the 600,000 hysterectomies in the United States, less invasive alternatives are available.
Benign fibroid tumors affect between 20 percent and 40 percent of women who are 35 and older, and can cause excessive bleeding and painful cramping.
developer of the VizAblate[TM] system, a minimally invasive device to treat uterine fibroid tumors, announced today that Karen D.
PHYSICIAN'S DEFENSE PID had caused the ovaries, numerous fibroid tumors, and the uterus to fuse into one mass.
In the past, a diagnosis of fibroid tumors was considered a death knell for women who wanted to have children.
In some cases, the procedure also can be utilized to treat women with fibroid tumors and intra-uterine polyps.
Many experts recommend a standardized preoperative evaluation of all cases of presumed uterine fibroid tumors where open power morcellation of tissue is planned.
Heavy bleeding can be caused by hormonal imbalances and any disorder of the uterus, from fibroid tumors to polyps.