leiomyoma

Mitotically active leiomyoma of the uterus

What is a mitotically active leiomyoma of the uterus? A mitotically active leiomyoma is a non-cancerous tumour that starts in the wall of the uterus. The tumour is made up of specialized smooth muscle cells that are normally found in a part of the uterus called the myometrium. Mitotically active means that dividing tumour cells …
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Cellular leiomyoma of the uterus

What is a cellular leiomyoma of the uterus? A cellular leiomyoma is a non-cancerous tumour that starts in the wall of the uterus. The tumour is made up of specialized smooth muscle cells that are normally found in a part of the uterus called the myometrium. The tumour is called ‘cellular’ because it contains more …
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Leiomyoma

What is a leiomyoma? Leiomyoma is a non-cancerous type of tumour made up of specialized smooth muscle cells. These types of cells are normally found in the walls of hollow organs such as blood vessels, lungs, bladder, digestive tract, and uterus. A leiomyoma can develop in any location where smooth muscle cells are normally found. …
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Fibroid of the uterus

What is a fibroid? A fibroid is a non-cancerous tumour that is made out of a specialized type of tissue called smooth muscle. The tumour develops from a layer of tissue called the myometrium in the wall of the uterus. Fibroids are very common tumours and they usually occur in women between 20 and 50 …
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Leiomyoma of the uterus

What is a leiomyoma of the uterus? A leiomyoma is a non-cancerous tumour that starts in the wall of the uterus. The tumour is made up of specialized smooth muscle cells that are normally found in a part of the uterus called the myometrium. Leiomyomas are very common tumours and they usually occur in women …
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