Tumors of the female reproductive organs

Paul Gordon, Genevieve Riebe

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


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
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9783319044149
ISBN (Print)9783319044132
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016


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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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