angi-, angio-, angei-, -angium +
(Greek > Latin: [receptacle], vessel, often a blood vessel; "covered by a seed or vessel", a seed vessel; a learned borrowing from Greek meaning "vessel", "container")
Leiomyoma refers to benign uterine tumors also referred to as uterine fibroids. Uterine fibroids can cause pelvic pain and irregular vaginal bleeding in some females.
- angioma, a benign tumor made up of blood or lymph vessels;
- myoma, a benign tumor of the muscle tissue;
- sarcoma, a malignant tumor that begins growing in connective tissue; such as, muscle, bone, fat, or cartilage.
A blue-red, extremely painful paraganglioma involving a glomeriform arteriovenous anastomosis (glomus body), which may be found anywhere in the skin, most often in the distal portion of the fingers and toes, especially beneath the nail. They may also occur in the stomach and nasal cavity.
It is composed of specialized pericytes (sometimes termed glomus cells), usually in single encapsulated nodular masses which may be several millimeters in diameter.
When located in the usual subungual site, the abundant innervation makes the tumor especially painful; when located elsewhere, the glomus tumor is painless.
A myosarcoma is a general term for a malignant neoplasm (new and abnormal growth of tissue, which may be benign or cancerous) derived from muscular tissue.
Inter-related cross references, directly or indirectly, involving "blood" word units: apheresis; -emia; hemo-; hemoglobin-; phleb-; sangui-; vas-; vascul-.