What are Uterine Fibroids?

Histologically , Uterine fibroids are benign neoplasm’s arising from the smooth muscle cells of the Uterus . Hence, Uterine Fibroids are also known as Leiomyomata .

Uterine fibroids are mainly classified on the basis of the location in which it grows. They are:

  • Cervical fibroids: It is located at the neck of the womb.
  • Sub mucosal fibroids: It is found outside the uterine cavity. This type can grow in bigger size.
  • Subserosal fibroids: This type grows outside the uterus.
  • Intramural fibroids: This is located within the wall of the uterus.

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