Tumors of the female reproductive organs

Paul R Gordon, Genevieve Riebe

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Abstract

Leiomyoma or fibroids arise from monoclonal proliferation or numerous copies of the same or very few cells [1] and are stimulated by estrogen and progesterone. They increase their growth rate during pregnancy and regress after menopause. They vary widely in size from a few millimeters to large masses filling the entire abdomen.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFamily Medicine
Subtitle of host publicationPrinciples and Practice
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages1395-1410
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9783319044149
ISBN (Print)9783319044132
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2016

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Keywords

  • BRCA
  • Ca-125
  • Cervical cancer
  • Colposcopy
  • Contraceptives
  • Endometrial
  • Endometrial biopsy
  • Epithelial carcinoma
  • Familial cancer
  • Hormonal influences
  • HPV
  • Leiomyoma
  • Medroxyprogesterone
  • Menorrhagia
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Pap smear
  • Parity
  • Risk factors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Gordon, P. R., & Riebe, G. (2016). Tumors of the female reproductive organs. In Family Medicine: Principles and Practice (pp. 1395-1410). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-04414-9_112