WHAT IS FIBROID?
Uterine fibroids (leiomyomas) are benign monoclonal tumours of smooth muscle, taking origin in the in-wall of the uterus (myometrium). They are usually multiple and can range in size from a few millimeters to massive growths of 20cm diameter and more.
OTHER NAMES FOR FIBROID
Fibroids are also known by the following names:
- uterine myomas
HOW COMMON IS FIBROID?