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A benign tumor, usually of smooth muscle, with a prominent fibrous stroma; commonly a uterine leiomyoma.



a benign tumor of muscle tissue with involvement of connective tissue. The most common form, fibromyoma of the uterus (uterine leiomyoma), may be accompanied by hemorrhages, anemia, and irregularity in the menstrual cycle. It requires regular medical observation and is treated surgically.

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Esmya and Fibristal are currently approved for the pre-operative and intermittent treatment of moderate to severe symptoms of uterine fibroids in adult women of reproductive age.
uterine fibroids are significantly under-diagnosed and under-treated, despite being declared a public health burden by the National Institute of Health (NIH).
The recommended label reads: "CONTRAINDICATION: This ultrasonic surgical aspirator device is not indicated for and should not be used for the fragmentation, emulsification, and aspiration of uterine fibroids.
However, uterine fibroids are three times more common in women of African-American ancestry compared to Caucasian women, and the risk of developing fibroids steadily increases based on weight.
But there may be decreased uterine dispensability or mechanical obstruction may explain some of these adverse outcomes, the precise mechanism by which uterine fibroids induce obstetric complications is not clear.
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.
An ultra-sound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed a number of uterine fibroids which necessitated their removal.
However, giant uterine fibroids are best treated surgically and require adequate pre-operative preparations and an experienced and skillful surgeon.
Another reason for women not disclosing the problem is that uterine fibroids increase in size during pregnancy.
Methods: The retrospective study was done at the Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Shifa International Hospital, Islamabad, and comprised records of 12 patients with symptomatic uterine fibroids who had undergone uterine fibroid embolisation with the use of polyvinyl alcohol between May 2008 and July 2012.