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Uterine angioleiomyoma, A distinct variant of uterine leiomyoma

Uterine leiomyomas or fibroids are benign smooth muscle tumors of the uterus. Most women are asymptomatic while others complain of painful or heavy periods. If large enough, they may push on the bladder causing a frequent need to urinate. Occasionally, leiomyoma may cause infertility. The exact cause is unclear. However, fibroids may run in families and appear to be partly determined by hormone levels. Obesity is considered one of the risk factors. Uterine angiolieomyoma is one of the extremely rare variant and only six cases have been reported in the literature up to date.

Author(s): Junainah EM, Huwait HF, ArefAlbezrah NK, Bakr AS, Althaher F, Althaher A, Junainah J, Junainah E, Fatta S, Elmetwally AA, Aletaibi F, Junainah M, Qarah MB and Junainah F