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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.
In another experiment, female mice implanted with fibroid tumor cells were given 1.
Gynesonics is a private company that is developing a novel, minimally invasive system to treat uterine fibroid tumors, The VizAblate[TM] system.
Gynesonics VizAblate TM system permits the gynecologist to diagnose, target and treat multiple fibroid tumors simultaneously and provides significant advantages over existing invasive procedures as well as other minimally invasive techniques being developed.
Women who have uterine fibroid tumors should know that many treatments are available that can ease their pain and symptoms.
The procedure is performed with ExAblate(R) 2000, the only FDA-approved Magnetic Resonance guided Focused Ultrasound device for treating uterine fibroid tumors.
By the time most Caucasian women reach the age of 50, almost 70 percent have uterine fibroid tumors, and in African-American women, the percentage jumps to greater than 80.
The non-invasive treatment called ExAblate(R) 2000, combines magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with high intensity focused ultrasound to thermally ablate (destroy) uterine fibroid tumors.
UFE, which is performed by an Interventional Radiologist, is a uterus-saving procedure using a catheter and an embolic agent, such as BioSphere Medical's Embosphere(R) Microspheres, to cut off the blood supply to the fibroid tumors.
UFE is an out-patient, uterus-saving procedure using a catheter and an embolic agent, such as Embosphere(R) Microspheres, to cut off the blood supply to the fibroid tumors.
UFE is a minimally invasive interventional radiology treatment that blocks the blood supply to the fibroid tumors, causing them to shrink and die, and symptoms to subside.
She pioneered the use of women's self-care treatments based on diet, nutrition, exercise, and stress management and has penned a number of books, including Fibroid Tumors & Endometriosis and the Estrogen Decision.