fibroleiomyoma


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fi·bro·lei·o·my·o·ma

(fī'brō-lī'ō-mī-ō'mă),
A leiomyoma containing nonneoplastic collagenous fibrous tissue, which may make the tumor hard; fibroleiomyoma usually arises in the myometrium, and the proportion of fibrous tissue increases with age.
Synonym(s): fibroid (3) , leiomyofibroma

fi·bro·lei·o·my·o·ma

(fī'brō-lī'ō-mī-ō'mă)
A leiomyoma containing nonneoplastic collagenous fibrous tissue, which may make the tumor hard; fibroleiomyoma usually arises in the myometrium, and the proportion of fibrous tissue increases with age.
Synonym(s): fibroid (2) , leiomyofibroma.

fibroleiomyoma

mixed fibrous and smooth muscle tumors of the lower reproductive tract of intact females.

Patient discussion about fibroleiomyoma

Q. uterine fibroids. Whats the best way to deal with them? My doctor says hysterectomy? What about my hormones?

A. Yes, drugs that suppress the levels of the female sex hormones (estrogen) are successful for treating uterine fibroids. However, the relief is only temporary and the fibroids recur once the treatment is stopped. In addition, these treatments cause side effects similar to menopause.

Surgery is the definitive treatment, especially for complications such as bleeding or pain, and when there's a suspicion for malignancy.

You may read more here: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000914.htm

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In the leiomyoma described in this article, as in the ovarian fibroleiomyoma described by Carstanjen et al.
The generalized positive staining for SMA is similar to what was described for the fibroleiomyoma (Carstanjen et al.
Specimen sent for histo-pathological examination and proved as fibroleiomyoma.