Schematic diagram of uterine fibroid pathophysiology with. Mar 22, 2019. 2008;87(8):812-23. doi: 10.1080/00016340802146912. Uterine Artery Embolization Versus Surgery in the Treatment of Symptomatic Fibroids: A Systematic Review and Metaanalysis van der Kooij SM, Bipat S, … Uterine leiomyomas, commonly known as fibroids, are well-circumscribed. The pain or tenderness also may be secondary to pressure on nerve fibers within the tumor; however, some authors believe it may be solely due to contraction of muscle fibers. (fibroids) are the most common benign tumors of the female reproductive tract. Objectives: To examine UF epidemiology and to evaluate the relative strengths of putative risk factors. Ectopic pregnancy, or therapeutic endoscopy to enhanced cancer therapeutic abortion. CA 125 is a protein that is found in the blood. Asymptomatic tumors are not usually treated unless their large size, rapid growth, or degeneration. or immediate postpartum period )