Uterine Fibroid

Common Name(s)

Uterine Fibroid, Uterine Leiomyoma

Uterine fibroids, also called leiomyomas or myomas, are growths in the uterus that frequently appear during childbearing years. These growths are noncancerous and develop from the smooth muscular tissue of the uterus. These fibroids are not associated with an increased risk of uterine cancer and almost never develop into cancer. Symptoms are usually not present, but in women who do have symptoms, symptoms include heavy menstrual bleeding, prolonged menstrual periods, pelvic pressure or pain, frequent urination, difficulty emptying the bladder, constipation, or backache or leg pains.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Uterine Fibroid" returned 65 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

A Split-and-Merge-Based Uterine Fibroid Ultrasound Image Segmentation Method in HIFU Therapy.
 

Author(s): Menglong Xu, Dong Zhang, Yan Yang, Yu Liu, Zhiyong Yuan, Qianqing Qin

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High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) therapy has been used to treat uterine fibroids widely and successfully. Uterine fibroid segmentation plays an important role in positioning the target region for HIFU therapy. Presently, it is completed by physicians manually, reducing the ...

Last Updated: 15 May 2015

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Last Updated: 28 May 2015

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Three-Dimensional Quantitative Assessment of Uterine Fibroid Response after Uterine Artery Embolization Using Contrast-Enhanced MR Imaging.
 

Author(s): Julius Chapiro, Rafael Duran, MingDe Lin, John D Werner, Zhijun Wang, Rüdiger Schernthaner, Lynn Jeanette Savic, Mark L Lessne, Jean-François Geschwind, Kelvin Hong

Journal: J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2015 May;26(5):670-678.e2.

 

To evaluate the clinical feasibility and diagnostic accuracy of three-dimensional (3D) quantitative magnetic resonance (MR) imaging for the assessment of total lesion volume (TLV) and enhancing lesion volume (ELV) before and after uterine artery embolization (UAE).

Last Updated: 29 Apr 2015

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The terms "Uterine Fibroid" returned 6 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The health disparities of uterine fibroid tumors for African American women: a public health issue.
 

Author(s): Heba M Eltoukhi, Monica N Modi, Meredith Weston, Alicia Y Armstrong, Elizabeth A Stewart

Journal: Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol.. 2014 Mar;210(3):194-9.

 

Uterine fibroid tumors (leiomyomas) are the most common benign pelvic tumors in women and are the major indication for hysterectomy. Fibroid tumors are more common and more severe among African American women. Although this disease disproportionately affects the African American population, ...

Last Updated: 25 Feb 2014

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Growth factors and myometrium: biological effects in uterine fibroid and possible clinical implications.
 

Author(s): Pasquapina Ciarmela, Md Soriful Islam, Fernando M Reis, Peter C Gray, Enrrico Bloise, Felice Petraglia, Wylie Vale, Mario Castellucci

Journal: Hum. Reprod. Update. ;17(6):772-90.

 

Growth factors are proteins secreted by a number of cell types that are capable of modulating cellular growth, proliferation and cellular differentiation. It is well accepted that uterine cellular events such as proliferation and differentiation are regulated by sex steroids and their ...

Last Updated: 13 Oct 2011

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Proceedings from theNational Institute of Child Health and Human Development conference on the Uterine Fibroid Research Update Workshop.
 

Author(s): William H Catherino, Estella Parrott, James Segars

Journal: Fertil. Steril.. 2011 Jan;95(1):9-12.

 

The purpose of the National Institutes of Health conference Fibroid Research Workshop in September 2007 was to bring Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development-funded fibroid investigators together to discuss basic science and clinical research ...

Last Updated: 20 Dec 2010

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Laparoscopic Cryoablation of Uterine Fibroids
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Symptomatic Uterine Fibroids

 

Last Updated: 5 Feb 2015

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The Benefits and Limits of Laparoscopic Surgery for Uterine Fibroids
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Uterine Fibroids

 

Last Updated: 6 Jun 2010

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Clinical Test of the MRgHIFU System on Uterine Fibroids
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Uterine Fibroids

 

Last Updated: 2 Nov 2014

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