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Synonyms for fibroid

benign tumor containing fibrous tissue (especially in the uterus)

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the developer of the innovative minimally invasive Acessa(TM) treatment for symptomatic fibroids, today announced that Blue Cross Blue Shield, (BCBS) of Michigan now covers Acessa.
In the iCR group, the median volume of the individually largest fibroid decreased from 1787[mm.
The cause of fibroid formation is still not known, however genetics and hormones are believed to play a big role in this.
This problem is all the more serious if the fibroid that was morcellated happens to have contained a hidden cancer.
One type of degenerative change occurs when the continued growth of the fibroid outpaces the blood supply.
The study evaluated 620 African American women and 416 Caucasian women between the ages of 35 to 49 who were enrolled in the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Uterine Fibroid Study.
The last time there was a change in fibroid treatment options was more than 5 years ago with the arrival of MRI-guided focused ultrasound ablation, but the data on this have been somewhat disappointing, said Dr.
Ulipristal acetate versus placebo for fibroid treatment before surgery.
Moreover, additional studies revealed that FAS protein expression was three times higher in uterine fibroid samples compared to normal myometrial tissue (muscle tissue that forms the uterine wall).
There was a trend towards a higher risk of conversion to laparotomy with larger fibroid size, although this was not statistically significant (p=0.
Fibroid tumors are common, occurring in an estimated l%-20% of reproductive-age women.
Uterine fibroids (also called uterine fibroid tumors or myoma) are noncancerous growths in the uterus that most often, but not necessarily, develop in women between the ages of 30 and 50.
Both estrogen and progesterone influence fibroid development, whereas early-life hormonal exposures can affect uterine development and a woman's response to estrogen or progesterone later in life.
DOCTORS from a Delhi hospital have operated upon a football- size cervical fibroid, which they claimed was the biggest encountered in Indian medical history.