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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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Also called leiomyomas, fibroids are made up of muscle and connective tissue and may range in size from microscopic to larger than a grapefruit.
Whilst hormonal related therapies have demonstrated efficacy in the treatment of menopausal symptoms, the appropriate treatment of menopausal symptoms in women with uterine fibroids is debated with previous studies suggesting a role of oestrogen in the growth of uterine fibroids.
Another reason for women not disclosing the problem is that uterine fibroids increase in size during pregnancy.
Despite several preoperative tests, neither Reed nor her surgeon suspected that cancer lurked within the fibroids that were removed.
They conclude that the current findings provide evidence for a causal relationship between sufficient vitamin D and protection against fibroids that warrants further investigation.
Acessa is already in use in Canada and Europe, and shrinks fibroids using radiofrequency energy delivered via an electrode array inserted into the fibroid under intra-abdominal laparoscopic ultrasound guidance.
Uterine fibroids and evidence-based medicine--not an oxymoron.
Our discovery foretells a path to personalized medicine for women who have a genetic basis for development of uterine fibroids," said Morton.
Removing fibroids that distort the womb cavity could lead to a future successful pregnancy - doubling the live birth rate, the findings showed.