Types of uterine fibroids

Different types of uterine fibroids include the following:

  • Intramural fibroids grow within the uterine wall. They are the most common type of fibroids.
  • Submucosal fibroids protrude into the uterine cavity.
  • Pedunculated fibroids are attached to the uterus by a "stalk," somewhat like the stem of a plant.
  • Intraligamentous fibroids grow inside the tissue that holds the uterus in place.

Last Updated: August 11, 2009

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