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Figure 1: Location of uterine myomas

Submucosal fibroids intrude into or are contained in the uterine cavity; intramural fibroids are contained within the wall of the uterus, and subserosal ones create the characteristic irregular feel of the myomatous uterus. Most myomas are of mixed type, however, as illustrated by A, B, and C (reprinted from [8] with permission from Elsevier).