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Leiomyoma

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Leiomyoma
Overview

First discovered in 1854 by Rudolf Virchow, leiomyoma are neoplastic growths that originate in the uterus. They can either originate singularly in a patient or can be a result of genetic propensities.


Leiomyoma: A benign tumor of smooth muscle, the type of muscle that is found in the heart and uterus. A leiomyoma of the uterus is commonly called a fibroid.

A leiomyoma is a benign tumor of smooth muscle, usually derived from the erector pili muscle. A variant, angioleiomyoma, arises from the muscle of blood vessels.
A leiomyoma typically is a round nodule less than 1 cm in diameter.

A leiomyoma is a noncancerous (benign) tumor made up mostly of smooth muscle cells. It is called an intestinal leiomyoma when the tumor is located in the intestinal tract.
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Hereditary leiomyomatosis and renal cell cancer (HLRCC) is a hereditary condition associated with multiple leiomyomas (fibroid skin tumors), uterine fibroids (non-cancerous growths in a woman's uterus), and type 2 papillary renal (kidney) cancer.

Leiomyomas, benign smooth muscle tumors, sometimes occur throughout the small intestine. They may have a rich blood supply and ulcerate and bleed profusely. They may also obstruct the lumen.

leiomyoma
lama m noun a tumour of smooth muscle especially the smooth muscle coating the uterus NOTE The plural ...
leiomyosarcoma ...

Leiomyomas that Spread Outside the Organ
Rarely, a fibroid breaks away from the uterus and develops in other locations. They are typically one of the following: ...

leiomyoma: Tumor of smooth-muscle tissue.
lesion: Any discontinuity or disruption of tissue caused by disease or trauma.

leiomyoma: A benign smooth-muscle tumor, usually in the uterus or gastrointestinal tract. Also called fibroid.
leiomyosarcoma: A tumor of the muscles in the uterus, abdomen, or pelvis.

Leiomyoma; Fibromyoma; Myoma; Fibroids
Causes
Uterine fibroids are the most common pelvic tumor.

Leiomyomas are usually detected in women in their 30's and 40's and will shrink after menopause in the absence of post-menopausal oestrogen replacement therapy. They are 2-5 times more prevalent in black women than white women.
Symptoms and Signs ...

Leiomyoma:
Solid tumor made of fibrous tissue, most often found in the uterus ...

Leiomyomas and leiomyosarcomas in immunocompromised children, nasopharyngeal carcinoma, and Burkitt lymphoma are among other neoplasms caused by EBV.
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Leiomyoma; Fibromyoma; Myoma; Fibroids
References
Katz VL. Benign gynecologic lesions: Vulva, vagina, cervix, uterus, oviduct, ovary. In: Katz VL, Lentz GM, Lobo RA, Gershenson DM, eds. Comprehensive Gynecology. 5th ed.

Leiomyoma
A tumor of the smooth muscle, often found in the esophagus, small intestine, uterus, or stomach
Lipoma ...

Leiomyoma (fibroid) A benign tumor of the uterus.
Leutenizing Hormone (LH) The increase in LH level during the middle of a woman's cycle triggers ovulation, the release of a ripened egg from a follicle.

Myoma. Leiomyoma. Fibroids. These are names for a common medical condition that affects many women. Fibroid tumors may sound like a serious condition, but for many women who have them, they're just a fact of life.

Uterine Leiomyoma
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Uterine Leiomyoma; Submucous Leiomyoma of Uterus ...

Hereditary leiomyomatosis and renal cell cancer (HLRCC) is a disorder in which affected individuals tend to develop benign tumors containing smooth muscle tissue (leiomyomas) in the skin and, in females, the uterus.

hereditary leiomyomatosis and renal cell cancer syndrome
HLRCC. A rare inherited disorder that increases the risk of developing benign (noncancerous) tumors of the skin and the uterus (leiomyomas) and malignant (cancerous) tumors of the uterus ...

(Fibroids; Leiomyoma; Myoma; Fibromyoma)
by Debra Wood, RN
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(Also Called 'Leiomyoma', 'Uterine Leiomyomata')
Uterine fibroids are benign tumors that are made up of the muscle and connective tissue from the wall of the uterus (womb).

smooth muscle: Leiomyoma/leiomyosarcoma
skeletal muscle: Rhabdomyoma/rhabdomyosarcoma: Embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma (Sarcoma botryoides) ┬- Alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma ...

Forms colloidal solutions in water, and have emulsifying, wetting, and antioxidant properties Leiomyoma A benign tumor of muscle of internal organs Lemon Balm Melissa Officinalis--Also called balm mint, bee balm, blue balm, cure-all, ...

-- L -- Laparoscopy examination of the pelvic organs through a small telescope called a laparoscope Laparotomy a surgical opening of the abdomen Leiomyoma (fibroid) a benign tumor of the uterus Leydig cells the cells in the testicles ...

In addition to hysterectomy and abdominal myomectomy, various minimally invasive procedures have been developed to remove fibroids. A fibroid is also medically known as a leiomyoma or a myoma of the uterus.

leiomyoma A benign tumor derived from smooth muscle. In the uterus, commonly called a fibroid. lesion An area of abnormal tissue on the skin or within the body caused by injury or disease.

Uterine fibroids (leiomyomata) are non-cancerous growths that develop in or just outside a woman's uterus (womb). Uterine fibroids develop from normal uterus muscle cells that start growing abnormally. As the cells grow, they form a benign tumor.

Alternatives to Hysterectomy in the Management of Leiomyomas. ACOG Practice Bulletin, Number 96, August 2008.
Goodwin SC, Spies JB, Worthington-Kirsch R, Peterson E, Pron G, Li S, Myers ER.

It is being studied in the treatment of pain in patients with skin leiomyomas (benign smooth muscle tumors) and other conditions. Also called botulinum toxin A and botulinum toxin type A.
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Uterine fibroids (also known as uterine leiomyomata) are by far the most common reason a hysterectomy is performed. Uterine fibroids are benign growths of the uterus, the cause of which is unknown.

Hereditary Leiomyomatosis and Renal Cell Cancer ... irregular menstruation
HIV/AIDS ... bacterial vaginosis, vaginal yeast infections, frequent yeast infections (oral or vaginal), cervical cancer, abnormal PAP smears ...

See also: See also: Cancer, Tumor, Myoma, Benign, Malignant

Disease  Legg-Calve-Perthes disease  Leiomyosarcoma

 
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