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Extensive iliac vein thrombosis as a rare complication of a uterine leiomyoma: a case report.
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PMID:  17694975     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Lower leg thombosis can occur in association with a large uterine leiomyoma. CASE: We report a case of extensive lower extremity thromboembolic disease secondary to large uterine myomas. The patient presented with sudden onset of lower extremity swelling in the absence of risk factors for thrombosis. Workup revealed extensive thrombosis involving iliac, femoral, popliteal, posterior tibial and peroneal veins secondary to vena caval compression by large uterine fibroids. Hysterectomy was performed after vena caval filter placement. CONCLUSION: In women with large uterine leiomyomas, the preoperative workup should include testing to rule out potential asymptomatic thrombi.
Rubina Khilanani; Vani Dandolu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of reproductive medicine     Volume:  52     ISSN:  0024-7758     ISO Abbreviation:  J Reprod Med     Publication Date:  2007 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-08-14     Completed Date:  2007-09-13     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0173343     Medline TA:  J Reprod Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  537-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Urogynecology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Temple University Hospital, 3401 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Iliac Vein / pathology
Leiomyoma / complications*
Uterine Neoplasms / complications*
Vena Cava Filters
Venous Thrombosis / etiology*,  therapy

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