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What is cervical leiomyoma?

What is cervical leiomyoma?

Cervical myomas are smooth, benign tumors in the cervix. A cervical myoma may bleed, become infected, interfere with urinating, or cause pain during sexual intercourse. Doctors can see or feel most myomas during a pelvic examination. Myomas that cause symptoms can be removed surgically.

What is hyperechoic lesion in uterus?

In some cases, lesions in the endometrium can signal a larger problem, such as cancer. But in many situations, they’re not cancerous and pose no serious health risks. The term “hyperechoic” is used to describe how the tissue looks during an ultrasound exam.

What is the treatment for bulky uterus?

If symptoms are severe, treatment may involve a procedure called uterine artery embolization to cut off the blood supply to the fibroids so that they shrink and eventually die, or surgery to remove the fibroids (myomectomy) or the entire uterus (hysterectomy). Other treatments include endometrial ablation.

Can a lipoleiomyoma of the uterine cervix cause pain?

Lipoleiomyoma of Uterine Cervix may be found in adult women. The tumors are generally painless and do not show any signs and symptoms in many cases. Some women may have pelvic pain and heavy bleeding during menstruation. Large tumors sizes can cause signs and symptoms due to compression of adjoining organ structures.

What kind of tumor is a lipoleiomyoma?

Uterine lipoleiomyomas result from degeneration of smooth muscle cells in an ordinary leiomyoma and represent a rare benign tumor of the uterus 1. Lipoleiomyomas have a reported incidence of 0.03-0.20% and are typically found in postmenopausal patients with typical uterine leiomyomas 2.

What kind of cells are in uterine lipoleiomyoma?

Many considered a uterine lipoleiomyoma as a distinct variety of leiomyoma. Histologically, it is composed of variable amounts of adipocytes and smooth muscle cells, separated by thin fibrous tissue.

Can a uterine lipoleiomyoma be surgically excised?

Uterine artery embolization or surgical excision can be performed, as indicated 1. In general, they are benign tumors with favorable prognosis. The first report as a “myolipoma of soft tissue” was thought to have been described in 1991 by Meis and Enzinger 4.