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What are myomas?

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Myomas are benign tumors that grow from muscle. Leiomyomas grow from smooth muscle, which is found in internal organs such as the stomach and uterus. They can start in the walls of blood vessels. In the wall of the uterus, leiomyomas are often called fibroids. A rare benign tumor of skeletal muscle is rhabdomyoma. These tumors may be simply watched. To address symptoms, they may be shrunk with medication or removed with surgery.

From: Benign Tumors WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: Brigham and Women's Hospital: "Facts about Meningiomas." Cleveland Clinic: "Benign Soft Tissue Tumors." American Cancer Society: "Salivary Gland Cancer." UCSF Medical Center: "Fibroids." American Cancer Society: "What is a soft tissue sarcoma?" Children's Hospital Boston: "Hemangioma." American Academy of Family Physicians: "Lipomas." American Brain Tumor Association: "Meningioma." National Cancer Institute: "What You Need to Know About Moles and Dysplastic Nevi." American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Osteochondroma (Bone Tumor)." Cleveland Clinic: "Benign Bone Tumors." eMedicine: "Papilloma, Conjunctival: Treatment & Medication."











Reviewed by William Blahd on July 11, 2017

SOURCES: Brigham and Women's Hospital: "Facts about Meningiomas." Cleveland Clinic: "Benign Soft Tissue Tumors." American Cancer Society: "Salivary Gland Cancer." UCSF Medical Center: "Fibroids." American Cancer Society: "What is a soft tissue sarcoma?" Children's Hospital Boston: "Hemangioma." American Academy of Family Physicians: "Lipomas." American Brain Tumor Association: "Meningioma." National Cancer Institute: "What You Need to Know About Moles and Dysplastic Nevi." American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Osteochondroma (Bone Tumor)." Cleveland Clinic: "Benign Bone Tumors." eMedicine: "Papilloma, Conjunctival: Treatment & Medication."











Reviewed by William Blahd on July 11, 2017

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