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Disseminated Peritoneal Leiyomyomatosis in an 18-Year-Old Girl.
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PMID:  21397533     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Disseminated peritoneal leiomyomatosis (DPL) is a rare hormone-dependent disease entity occurring primarily in women of reproductive age group subjected to an altered hormonal milieu. The lesion is characterized by numerous subperitoneal nodules of benign smooth muscle proliferations which usually mimic the macroscopic appearance of metastatic malignancy. In 70% of cases, the underlying cause of hormonal alteration is pregnancy and in the remaining cases, the causes are oral contraceptives or hormone-secreting tumors. This indicates that endocrine factors are of importance in the development of this condition. This is an unusual case, hitherto unreported, of DPL with multiple uterine leiomyoma, occurring in a 18-year-old girl, who had previously undergone several laparoscopic surgical resections of uterine leiyomyomas. Her disease was unrelated to pregnancy or to any other obvious sources of hormonal elevation.
Authors:
Sarabjeet Kaur Arneja
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-3-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric and adolescent gynecology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1873-4332     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-3-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9610774     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2010 North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Breach Candy Hospital, Mumbai, India.
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