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A benign tumor, usually of smooth muscle, with a prominent fibrous stroma; commonly a uterine leiomyoma.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



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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Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous, hormonally-responsive muscle tissue tumors of the uterus.1 They can affect up to 70% of Caucasian women and up to 80% of African American women by age 50.2 Fibroids can be asymptomatic but, in some women, fibroids can cause symptoms, such as heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB), vaginal bleeding at times other than menstruation, and anemia.1,3
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Uterine fibroids affect 7080% of women under the age of 55.
Uterine fibroids are tumors found within the uterine walls, often resulting in a change to the uterus' size and/or shape.
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The principle of HIFU treatment of uterine fibroids is that focused ultrasonic energy causes coagulative necrosis of the target.
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The prevalence of uterine fibroids in pregnancy varies between 1.6 and 10.7 percent, depending upon the trimester of assessment and the size threshold.1-5 There is a plethora of publications in the medical literature and textbook chapters on the gynaecological aspects of fibroid outside of pregnancy, but the literature is scanty and conflicting on the fibroid features and management during pregnancy and labour.