Uterine fibroid

    A uterine fibroid is a leiomyoma that originates from the smooth muscle layer of the uterus. Fibroids are often multiple and if the uterus contains too many leiomyomata to count, it is referred to as diffuse uterine leiomyomatosis. The malignant version of a fibroid is extremely uncommon and termed a leiomyosarcoma. Other common names are uterine leiomyoma, myoma, fibromyoma, fibroleiomyoma.

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