Anterior and Posterior Mediastinum Leiomyomas arising from the parietal pleura.
Anterior and Posterior Mediastinum Leiomyomas arising from the parietal pleura. Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 Sep 12;: Authors: Torres-Luna J, Mercader-Pérez M, Magno P, Rodríguez-Cintrón W Abstract A 72-year-old male was found with enlarged nodes in the anterior and posterior mediastinum on screening imaging studies of the chest. The anterior node appeared as a single cystic lesion without significant metabolic activity on scintigraphy images. The posterior node was a single solid lesion in the lower left peri-esophageal space above the diaphragmatic crura with moderate metabolic uptake. Endoscopic ultrasound allowed a transesophageal endosonography-guided fine needle aspiration of the posterior node. The anterior lesion was sampled via percutaneous transthoracic approach. Biopsy revealed aggregates of mesenchymal cells with spindle nuclei; immunohistochemistry confirmed two primary leiomyomas of the mediastinum. PMID: 31521591 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Uterine leiomyomas (fibroids) represent the most common benign pelvic tumors in women as well as the leading indication for hysterectomies in the United States. Risk factors for the development of fibroids include increasing age, hormonal changes, genetics, and race, among others. The lifetime risk of developing fibroids is greater than 80% among African American women, who also have the more severe form of this condition. We are presenting a case of incidental 18F-NaF uptake in the calcified uterine leiomyoma of a 52-year-old African American woman.
Cancers, Vol. 11, Pages 1590: EP4 and Class III β-Tubulin Expression in Uterine Smooth Muscle Tumors: Implications for Prognosis and Treatment Cancers doi: 10.3390/cancers11101590 Authors: Jocelyn Reader Amy K. Harper Teklu Legesse Paul N. Staats Olga Goloubeva Gautam G. Rao Amy Fulton Dana M. Roque The microtubule-stabilizing agent docetaxel in combination with gemcitabine represents one of the most effective regimens against the aggressive gynecologic tumor leiomyosarcoma (LMS). Upregulation of class III β-tubulin has previously been shown to confer taxane resistance in a variety of hu...
Conclusions: The surgeons performing LM in women pre-treated with UPA should be aware of the abnormal texture of enucleated myomas. Nevertheless, this does not negatively affect the other surgical and clinical outcomes of these patients. PMID: 31617772 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Publication date: Available online 15 October 2019Source: Case Reports in Women's HealthAuthor(s): Hiroshi Sato, Yukako Mizuno, Sunao Matsuzaka, Tatsuro Horiuchi, Shota Kanbayashi, Miho Masuda, Ayaka Nakashima, Makiko Ikeda, Miki Yasuda, Hajime Morishita, Yukiko Ando, Kenji Oida, Nao Taguchi, Masaya HiroseAbstractAbdominal pregnancy is a rare form of ectopic pregnancy. Various sites of implantation in abdominal pregnancy have been reported. Uterine serosa is an extremely rare implantation site, with only a few cases reported to date. No case of abdominal pregnancy implanted on the surface of a subserosal uterine leiomyoma ...
ConclusionThe Robotic Single-Site hysterectomy is a safe, reliable and feasible surgical method in gynecology.
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.
ConclusionRA-LESS myomectomy is a safe and feasible surgery with excellent cosmetic and postoperative outcomes in selected patients. Further investigation is needed to define the patient groups that will most benefit from it.
ConclusionThe pathologist must be aware of this benign entity to avoid overdiagnosis, especially in the view of the alarming histology and the rapid growth. Negative findings with alcian blue special stain help establish the diagnosis.
To present a case of primary solitary large anterior abdominal wall leiomyoma
Subendothelial (intracavitary) leiomyomas are rare and can be challenging to manage. They commonly recur and can present with significant abnormal uterine bleeding or infertility. Our objective is to discuss the clinical presentation, diagnosis and management of this rare condition. The patients in these series presented with either heavy menstrual bleeding or infertility. Preoperative imaging studies showed multiple small fibroids, however the diagnosis was not confirmed until the uterus was surgically evaluated.