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Uterine Leiomyoma: Updates in Cytogeneticsand Molecular Analysis

Issue: Vol.6, No.1 - January 2007

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  1. Dr Silvia Regina Rogatto
    PhD
    NeoGene Laboratory, Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine - UNESP, 18618-000, Botucatu
  2. Dr Renata de Azevedo Canevari
    NeoGene Laboratory, Department of Urology, Faculty of Medicine - UNESP, 18618-000, Botucatu

Uterine leiomyomas are benign tumors of the uterus that arise from the smooth muscle cells of the myometrium, considered the most common neoplasms of the female genital tract. They also are often referred as myomas, uterine fibroids, fibromas or fibromyomas because of their firm, fibrous character and frequently high content of collagen fibers.

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