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  • Leiomyoma — Infobox Disease Name = PAGENAME Caption = DiseasesDB = ICD10 = D21, D25 ICD9 = ICD9|218 ICDO = 8890 8894 OMIM = MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = eMedicineTopic = MeshID = D007889A leiomyoma (plural is leiomyomata ) is a benign smooth muscle neoplasm …   Wikipedia

  • leiomyoma — Benign tumour of smooth muscle in which parallel arrays of smooth muscle cells form bundles which are arranged in a whorled pattern. The amount of fibrous connective tissue is very variable. Leiomyoma of the uterus (fibroid) is the commonest form …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • Leiomyoma — A benign tumor of smooth muscle, the type of muscle that is found in the heart and uterus. A leiomyoma of the uterus is commonly called a fibroid. Uterine fibroids are the single most common indication for hysterectomy. Fibroids can be present… …   Medical dictionary

  • leiomyoma uteri — uterine leiomyoma a leiomyoma of the uterus, usually occurring in the third and fourth decades of life, characterized by multiple, firm, round, sharply circumscribed, unencapsulated, gray to white tumors that show a whorled pattern on cut section …   Medical dictionary

  • leiomyoma cutis — a leiomyoma arising from cutaneous or subcutaneous smooth muscle fibers, occurring singly or multiply, usually in the form of lesions arising from arrectores pilorum muscles (piloleiomyoma); it may also occur as a solitary genital lesion arising… …   Medical dictionary

  • leiomyoma — leiomyomatous /luy oh muy om euh teuhs, oh meuh teuhs/, adj. /luy oh muy oh meuh/, n., pl. leiomyomas, leiomyomata / meuh teuh/. Pathol. a benign tumor composed of nonstriated muscular tissue. Cf. rhabdomyoma. [1885 90; < Gk leîo(s) smooth +… …   Universalium

  • leiomyoma — n. benign uterine tumour (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • leiomyoma — leio·myoma …   English syllables

  • leiomyoma — n. a benign tumour of smooth muscle. Such tumours occur most commonly in the uterus (see fibroid) but can also arise in the digestive tract, walls of blood vessels, etc. They may undergo malignant change (see leiomyosarcoma) …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • leiomyoma — lei•o•my•o•ma [[t]ˌlaɪ oʊ maɪˈoʊ mə[/t]] n. pl. mas, ma•ta [[t] mə tə[/t]] pat a benign tumor composed of nonstriated muscular tissue Compare rhabdomyoma • Etymology: 1885–90; < Gk leîo(s) smooth +myoma lei•o•my•om•a•tous ˌlaɪ oʊ maɪˈɒm ə təs …   From formal English to slang

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