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Uterine fibroids classified by their location

Uterine fibroids classified by their location

Uterine fibroids or myomas can be located in different areas of the muscular uterine wall, being those which appear in the uterine cavity the ones that affect a woman's chances of getting pregnant to a larger extent. Depending on their location, they can be classified into three types:

Subserosal uterine fibroids
on the outside wall of the uterus.
Intramural uterine fibroids
in the wall of the uterus.
Submucosal uterine fibroids
inside the cavity of the uterus.

Subserosal and submucosal fibroids can also be pedunculated, which means that they are connected to the uterus only by a stalk called peduncle.

By MD, PhD, MSc (gynecologist), BSc, MSc (embryologist), BSc, MSc (embryologist) and (invitra staff).
Last Update: 07/05/2017