Glossary Term:

Title

leiomyoma

Phonetic

<b>lie</b>-o-my-<b>O</b>-muh

Description

also called uterine fibroid tumor or fibroma, a benign (not cancer) fibrous tumor of the uterus (womb). About 40% of women have leiomyomas by age 40. Usually there are no symptoms, but the tumors can cause abnormal uterine bleeding and other symptoms depending on their size and location in the uterus. See also tumor, uterus.