FIBROID TUMOR OR MYOMATA

Aug 21, 2008

MYOMATOUS OR FIBROID TUMORS OF THE UTERUS -

  • are benign tumors arising from the muscle tissue of the uterus
  • develop slowly between the ages of 25 and 40

SIGN AND SYMPTOMS:
  • small tumor causes no symptoms
  • most common symptom is excessive and prolonged menstruation
  • symptoms due to pressure on surrounding organs-pain, backache, constipation and urinary symptom
  • tumors may sometimes cause sterility
  • after myomas grow- it is a palpable mass
Diagnostic Procedure: ultra sound



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Surgical Terms:
  • myomectomy ( removal of tumor) if tumors are small only
  • hysterectomy (removal of uterus) -if large tumors producing - pressure symptoms to the surrounding organ
  • hysteromyomectomy (removal of uterus and the tumors)- if tumors producing excessive bleeding

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