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Leiomyoma (Uterine Fibroids) Summary

Description: A benign tumor derived from smooth muscle tissue, also known as a fibroid tumor. They rarely occur outside of the UTERUS and the GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT but can occur in the SKIN and SUBCUTANEOUS TISSUE, probably arising from the smooth muscle of small blood vessels in these tissues.

Also Known As: Uterine Fibroids; Fibroids; Uterine Fibroid; Fibroid; Leiomyomas Show All >>

Networked: 4473 relevant articles (228 outcomes, 601 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Leiomyoma

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone (GnRH) : 31 outcomes 58 studies in 356 results : FDA 2
  2. Mifepristone (RU 486) : 14 outcomes 18 studies in 58 results : FDA 1
  3. ulipristal : 8 outcomes 16 studies in 52 results : IBA
  4. Levonorgestrel (Plan B) : 7 outcomes 4 studies in 34 results : FDA 36 Generic
  5. Progesterone Receptors (Progesterone Receptor) : 6 outcomes 26 studies in 182 results : IBA
  6. asoprisnil : 6 outcomes 11 studies in 23 results : IBA
  7. Estrogens (Estrogen) : 4 outcomes 41 studies in 307 results : FDA 1
  8. Aromatase (CYP19) : 4 outcomes 6 studies in 38 results : IBA
  9. Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulators (SERM) : 4 outcomes 6 studies in 19 results : IBA
  10. Gelatin : 4 outcomes 5 studies in 13 results : IBA
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Diseases Related to Leiomyoma

  1. Leiomyoma (Uterine Fibroids)
  2. Endometriosis (Adenomyosis)
  3. Hemorrhage
  4. Menorrhagia
  5. Neoplasms (Cancer)
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Key Therapies for Leiomyoma

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  1. Uterine Artery Embolization : 41 outcomes 68 studies in 435 results
  2. Hysterectomy : 30 outcomes 86 studies in 1079 results
  3. Ligation : 5 outcomes 1 study in 17 results
  4. Aftercare (After-Treatment) : 4 outcomes 10 studies in 86 results
  5. Cryosurgery : 3 outcomes 4 studies in 11 results
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