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Cotyledonoid leiomyoma in pregnancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17267876     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Benign smooth-muscle tumors (leiomyomata) are the most frequent tumors found in the female genital tract. They are easy to diagnose in pregnancy and usually managed conservatively. Some variant forms with unusual infiltrative growth pattern have been known, but they are rare in pregnancy. The variant forms pose diagnostic and management difficulties. CASE: An unusual type of leiomyoma (cotyledonoid), adhering to the bowels and occupying the whole left broad ligament, was excised completely at 14 weeks of gestation, and the pregnancy continued to term. CONCLUSION: Familiarity with benign uterine smooth-muscle tumors with unusual growth patterns by gynecologists and pathologists is essential in avoiding over-treatment.
M Mathew; V Gowri; A Al Hamdani; L Machado; K Rao; S Shabnam
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  109     ISSN:  0029-7844     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  2007 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-02-01     Completed Date:  2007-02-20     Revised Date:  2009-10-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401101     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  509-11     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Department of Pathology, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman.
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MeSH Terms
Adnexa Uteri / pathology
Diagnosis, Differential
Intestinal Neoplasms / diagnosis*,  pathology,  surgery
Leiomyoma / diagnosis*,  pathology,  surgery
Pregnancy Complications, Neoplastic / diagnosis*,  pathology,  surgery
Pregnancy Trimester, Second
Prenatal Diagnosis*
Smooth Muscle Tumor / diagnosis*,  pathology,  surgery

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