uterus

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. What does “mitotically active” mean? Mitotically active …
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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 muscular 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 …
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Uterus

The uterus is a pear-shaped hollow organ found in the female pelvis between the rectum (the end of the large bowel) and the urinary bladder. The upper part (fundus) is attached to the fallopian tubes while the lower part is connected to the vagina through the uterine cervix. The walls of the uterus are made …
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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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Uterine carcinosarcoma

What is uterine carcinosarcoma? Uterine carcinosarcoma is a type of cancer that develops in the uterus. It is called carcinosarcoma because, unlike most tumours, it is made up of two parts – a carcinoma¬†and a sarcoma – that look different when examined under the microscope. Another name for carcinosarcoma is malignant mixed Mullerian tumour (MMMT). …
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