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myoma

 [mi-o´mah]
a tumor formed of muscle tissue. adj., adj myo´matous.
uterine myoma (myoma of uterus) leiomyoma uteri.

my·o·ma

(mī-ō'mă),
A benign neoplasm of muscular tissue.
See also: leiomyoma, rhabdomyoma.
[myo- + G. -oma, tumor]

myoma

/my·o·ma/ (mi-o´mah) pl. myomas, myo´mata   a benign tumor formed of muscle elements.myom´atous
uterine myoma  leiomyoma of the uterus.

myoma

(mī-ō′mə)
n. pl. myo·mas or myo·mata (-mə-tə)
A tumor composed of muscle tissue.

my·o′ma·tous (-ō′mə-təs, -ŏm′ə-) adj.

myoma

[mī·ō′mə] pl. myomas, myomata
Etymology: Gk, mys + oma, tumor
a common benign fibroid tumor of the uterine muscle. The tumor develops most frequently after 30 years of age in women, especially African-American women, who have never been pregnant. Menorrhagia, backache, constipation, dysmenorrhea, dyspareunia, and other symptoms develop in proportion to the size, location, and rate of growth of the tumor.
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Multiple myomas: laporascopic view
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Common locations for myomas of the uterus

my·o·ma

(mī-ō'mă)
A benign neoplasm of muscular tissue.
See also: leiomyoma, rhabdomyoma
[myo- + G. -oma, tumor]

myoma

A BENIGN tumour of muscle.

Myoma

These are benign (non-malignant) tumors of the uterus.
Mentioned in: Pelvic Exam

my·o·ma

(mī-ō'mă)
A benign neoplasm of muscular tissue.
[myo- + G. -oma, tumor]

myoma (mīō´mə),

n a neoplasm characterized by muscle cells.

myoma

a tumor formed of muscle tissue.

myoma uteri, myoma of uterus
a benign tumor of the smooth muscle fibers of the uterus. See leiomyoma uteri.
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Newer hysteroscopic surgical techniques and morcellation technology allow us to remove not only polyps, but selected submucous myomas, in a fashion that is not only minimally invasive but that also raises few if any concerns about spreading or upstaging an unsuspected leiomyosarcoma.
Uterine artery embolisation (UAE) has been firmly established as a non-surgical modality for treatment of symptomatic myomas in women wishing to retain the uterus.
As Manang Elena relates, when she went to the hospital, she saw that a lot of other Filipino women were being treated for myoma.
Three categories of interventions can be identified (a) interventions on uterine arteries such as laparoscopic uterine artery ligation, uterine artery embolization, pericervical mechanical tourniquet for uterine arteries and hormonal tourniquets such as vasopressin; (b) uterotonics such as ergometrine, oxytocin, misoprostol and sulprostone and (c) myoma dissection techniques which include the use of laser, electrosurgery and chemical dissectors such as sodium-2-mercaptoethanesulfonate (Mesna) (5-10).
This technology is not available in Sweden yet and therefore the University to evaluate and certify the treatment method to hopefully later able to transfer the regular clinic, primarily for myoma ablation but later also for bone metastasis and prostate cancer treatment.
Another alternative is extracting myoma and other tissues through a posterior colpotomy.
She had a myoma approximately the size of a 7-month fetus and heavy bleeding.
Exclusion criteria included usage of supplemental vitamins and existence of diabetes mellitus, coronary artery disease, rheumatoid arthritis, malignancy, myoma uteri, systemic or local infection, hypertension, acute-chronic liver diseases, renal dysfunction, anemias other than IDA, and gastrointestinal parasitic diseases.
4-Hydroxylation of estradiol by human uterine myometrium and myoma microsomes: implications for the mechanism of uterine tumorigenesis.
Ultrasound assessments performed 6 months after UFE showed an overall reduction in uterine volume of 28% and an almost 40% overall reduction in the size of the dominant myoma.
The patient had total abdominal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy for a preoperative diagnosis of myoma uteri.