Pelvic and pulmonary benign metastasizing leiomyoma: A case report

Publication date: April 2018Source: Case Reports in Women's Health, Volume 18Author(s): Jennifer B. Bakkensen, Wesley Samore, Pietro Bortoletto, Cynthia C. Morton, Raymond M. AnchanAbstractSeven years after she had a total abdominal hysterectomy for benign leiomyomas, a 46-year-old woman presented with a pelvic mass and multiple pulmonary nodules. She underwent resection of the mass and core needle biopsy of a pulmonary lesion. Histopathologic analysis revealed that both the pelvic and the pulmonary lesions were consistent with benign leiomyomas. Benign metastasizing leiomyoma should be considered if a woman of reproductive age and with a history of leiomyomas presents with extrauterine nodules without evidence of malignancy. The final diagnosis should be based on histopathological examination. Treatment depends on tumor size, location, receptor positivity, and disease progression.
Source: Case Reports in Womens Health - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

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Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
This article reports on a case of myomectomy of subserous leiomyoma that was causing septic necrosis, leukocytosis, rise of inflammatory markers (erythrocyte sedimentation rate and C-reactive protein), and pressure symptom on the liver. Myomectomy was performed at 20 weeks of gestation. The pregnancy continued with no further problems, and at 39 weeks and 1 day of gestation, vaginal delivery resulted in a healthy baby. It is postulated that when myomectomy is performed in carefully selected patients, it prevents sepsis due to myoma torsion and necrosis and also protects surrounding organs against damage. PMID: 31673533 [PubMed]
Source: Biomed Res - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Adv Biomed Res Source Type: research
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Source: Obstetrical and Gynecological Survey - Category: OBGYN Tags: GYNECOLOGY: OPERATIVE GYNECOLOGY Source Type: research
Conclusion and Relevance Clinical implications of these associations are 2-fold. First, screening and early modification of CMRFs can be part of a preventive strategy for uterine leiomyomas and hysterectomy. Second, patients diagnosed with uterine leiomyomas or endometriosis can be screened and closely followed for CMRFs and cardiovascular disease. Target Audience Obstetricians and gynecologists, family physicians. Learning Objectives After participating in this activity, the learner should be better able to identify the association between cardiometabolic risk factors and benign gynecologic disorders; explain the ...
Source: Obstetrical and Gynecological Survey - Category: OBGYN Tags: CME ARTICLES Source Type: research
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Source: Clinical Nuclear Medicine - Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: Interesting Images Source Type: research
ConclusionThe Robotic Single-Site hysterectomy is a safe, reliable and feasible surgical method in gynecology.
Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
ConclusionThe da Vinci SP surgical system enables easy rotation of camera and instruments at once and this make it easy to perform the procedures which are performed above the umbilicus for the huge uterine leiomyoma reaching the diaphragm.
Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
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Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Virtual Poster Session 2: Laparoscopy (1:10 PM – 1:20 PM) 1:10 PM: STATION H Source Type: research
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Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Virtual Poster Session 4: Robotics (1:20 PM — 1:30 PM) 1:20 PM STATION H Source Type: research
A middle-aged woman presented with a large pelvic mass of uncertain origin. Intraoperatively, the mass was found to be contiguous with the uterus. The patient underwent hysterectomy and was found to have a large, pedunculated, multilobulated leiomyoma with degenerative change.
Source: Mayo Clinic Proceedings - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tags: Path to patient image quiz Source Type: research
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