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Calcified uterine fibroid, X-ray. This benign growth (white, round, below centre) has developed within the uterus. Also known as a leiomyoma, a uterine fibroid arises from the smooth muscle of the uterus wall. It does not usually require treatment, but it can cause bleeding, pain and other disorders. Large fibroids may need to be surgically removed. This patient has also had two hip replacements (white, implants visible at lower left and lower right).
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