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Leiomyomatosis peritonealis disseminata: two case reports and a review of the medical literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7370928     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Two cases of Leiomyomatosis Peritonealis Disseminata (LPD) are presented and discussed in relation to the 10 cases that to date constitute the medical literature on this condition. LPD presents findings highly suggestive of disseminated malignant neoplasm within the abdomen. Even upon histologic examination, it may be confused with sarcoma, especially low grade leiomyosarcoma. Electron microscopic examination was required for a correct diagnosis in one of the cases reported. Two distinguishing characteristics of LPD are given and a conservative approach to therapy is recommended in view of the fact that spontaneous regression of the nodules has been reported in most cases. Deomgraphic and clinical data for all reported cases of LPD are tabulated.
L J Williams; F J Pavlick
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cancer     Volume:  45     ISSN:  0008-543X     ISO Abbreviation:  Cancer     Publication Date:  1980 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-07-12     Completed Date:  1980-07-12     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0374236     Medline TA:  Cancer     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1726-33     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Leiomyoma / diagnosis,  pathology*
Middle Aged
Neoplasms, Multiple Primary / pathology*
Peritoneal Neoplasms / diagnosis,  pathology*

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