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Lymphangioleiomyomatosis suspected to be a gynecologic disease.
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PMID:  21314806     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) is a rare, systemic disorder that predominantly affects women. Although patients with LAM mostly present with pulmonary symptoms, some patients may present initially with extrapulmonary symptoms. We present a case of a 30-year-old Japanese female with abdominal pain during menstrual periods was suspected of having ovarian cancer due to exaggerated ascites observed at a local clinic. Subsequently, she was transferred to our hospital for further investigations, and was diagnosed with LAM. Three years after diagnosis, she had a girl by cesarean section to avoid the progression of pulmonary LAM by vaginal delivery. The patient is undergoing follow-up treatment with the administration of gonadotropin-releasing hormone-analog. Though LAM is rare, gynecologists should know about it because it may occur with gynecological symptoms in young women.
Soichi Yamashita; Kazuto Nakamura; Hiromitsu Shinozaki; Takashi Minegishi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2011-02-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of obstetrics and gynaecology research     Volume:  37     ISSN:  1447-0756     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Obstet. Gynaecol. Res.     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-03-07     Completed Date:  2011-10-28     Revised Date:  2012-01-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9612761     Medline TA:  J Obstet Gynaecol Res     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  267-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
© 2011 The Authors. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research © 2011 Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Department of Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine, Gunma University Graduate School of Medicine, Gunma, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Chylous Ascites
Diagnosis, Differential
Lung Diseases / diagnosis,  therapy
Lymphangioleiomyomatosis / diagnosis*,  pathology,  therapy
Ovarian Neoplasms
Pelvis / pathology
Pregnancy Complications
Pregnancy Outcome
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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