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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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Intramural fibroid - the most common type of fibroid appear within the wall of the uterus.
Plans call for activities such as conducting research and disseminating scientific findings to the general public, as well as policy makers, on uterine fibroids; highlighting the need for public and private investment in uterine fibroid research; hosting workshops and advocacy forums; and, providing women with the information and tools to become strong self-advocates for their care.
Uterine fibroids are the most common benign gynaecological tumors of women of reproductive age.
These hormones are involved in the development of common conditions affecting women such as fibroids, endometriosis, and PCOS.
For technically successful fibroid embolization, a microcatheter should be inserted into the uterine artery without complications, such as arterial spasm, dissection, or perforation.
It is rare that fibroids invade into the lumen of veins3, which is characterized by fibroids proliferating within the vessel lumen without invading the vessel wall.
The handpiece contains a retractable array of electrodes, so that the fibroid may be ablated with one electrode or with the deployed electrode array.
Pain is the most common complication fibroid in pregnancy and in seen most often in women with fibroid >5cm during 2nd and 3rd trimester of pregnancy.
Additionally, the study only reviewed the change in size of the largest volume fibroid when analysing total fibroid size and change may have provided further insight.
Very few women are aware that they have an alternative, and can treat uterine fibroid through a non-surgical method.
This problem is all the more serious if the fibroid that was morcellated happens to have contained a hidden cancer.