Uterine Fibroid

Common Name(s)

Uterine Fibroid, Uterine Leiomyoma

Uterine fibroids, also called leiomyomas or myomas, are growths in the uterus that frequently appear during childbearing years. These growths are noncancerous and develop from the smooth muscular tissue of the uterus. These fibroids are not associated with an increased risk of uterine cancer and almost never develop into cancer. Symptoms are usually not present, but in women who do have symptoms, symptoms include heavy menstrual bleeding, prolonged menstrual periods, pelvic pressure or pain, frequent urination, difficulty emptying the bladder, constipation, or backache or leg pains.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Uterine Fibroid" returned 80 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Application of a 'Baseball' Suture Technique in Uterine Myomectomy Following Laparoscopic Enucleation of Uterine Leiomyoma (Fibroid).
 

Author(s): Lingling Xie, Yunyun Liu, Dongyan Wang, Changhao Liu, Hui Zhou, Zhongqiu Lin, Huaiwu Lu

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BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of a 'baseball' suture technique for uterine myomectomy incision closure in laparoscopic surgical enucleation of uterine leiomyoma (fibroid). MATERIAL AND METHODS The study included 20 patients who underwent ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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An intramural uterine fibroid became submucosal in the puerperium - proposed probable mechanism: a case report.
 

Author(s): Elie Nkwabong

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Vaginal prolapse of a large uterine fibroid is a rare phenomenon in a woman who delivered vaginally recently, given that this fibroid might have obstructed labor. The author presents a case report of a vaginally prolapsed large pedunculated submucosal uterine myoma in a woman with ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Radiation Exposure During Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE): A Confounder-Controlled Comparison Between a State-of-the-Art Angiography Unit and a Conventional Angiography unit.
 

Author(s): Christof-Matthias Sommer, Wieland Voigt, Michel Klapp Oliger, Christopher L Schlett, Stefan Erpenbach, Katrina Thomas, Andreas Hatopp, Patrick Kurz, Goetz M Richter

Journal: Rofo. 2018 Mar;190(3):250-258.

 

 To compare radiation exposure of a state-of-the-art and a conventional angiography unit in patients undergoing uterine fibroid embolization (UFE).

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Uterine Fibroid" returned 13 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Role of Transforming Growth Factor β in Uterine Fibroid Biology.
 

Author(s): Michał Ciebiera, Marta Włodarczyk, Małgorzata Wrzosek, Błażej Męczekalski, Grażyna Nowicka, Krzysztof Łukaszuk, Magdalena Ciebiera, Aneta Słabuszewska-Jóźwiak, Grzegorz Jakiel

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Uterine fibroids (UFs) are benign tumors of the female genital tract made of the smooth muscle of the uterus. UF growth depends mostly on the influence of the steroid hormones and selected growth factors. Transforming growth factor β (TGF-βs) is a polypeptide that consists of three ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Uterine Artery Embolization (UAE) for Fibroid Treatment: Results of the 6th Radiological Gynecological Expert Meeting.
 

Author(s): Thomas Kröncke, Matthias David

Journal: Rofo. 2017 Jun;189(6):511-514.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Consensus meetings regarding uterine artery embolization and focused ultrasound in fibroid treatment: an analysis.
 

Author(s): Thomas Kröncke, Matthias David, Matthias Fritz Matzko

Journal: Rofo. 2017 06;189(6):508-510.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

The Role of Fibroblast Activation in Uterine Fibroid
 

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Condition Summary: Uterine Fibroid

 

Last Updated: 20 Feb 2018

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Last Updated: 12 Jan 2017

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Characterisation of Uterine Fibroid Tissue Stiffness
 

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Condition Summary: Uterine Fibroid

 

Last Updated: 4 Mar 2018

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