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Pulmonary Benign Metastasizing Leiomyoma: An Extremely Rare Case.
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PMID:  24715553     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Benign metastasizing leiomyoma is typically seen in young premenopausal women after a mean period of 15 years following uterine leiomyoma or hysterectomy surgery. They are usually incidentally seen on chest x-rays and are nodular lesions that appear as bilateral nodules with a benign appearance and consist of smooth muscle proliferation. A 44-year-old female presented at her healthcare institution for backache for the last 9 months. Multiple nodules (largest 15 mm) scattered in both lungs and consistent with metastases were detected on computed tomography. The PET-CT results revealed multiple nodular densities with increased metabolic activity (SUVmax: 1.92) in both lungs, with the largest one measuring approximately 15 mm and located in the lower lobe superior segment of the right lung. A benign metastasizing leiomyoma was diagnosed with open wedge biopsy of the lung. We present this case due to its interesting clinical presentation and rarity and emphasize the pathogenesis.
Authors:
Yetkin Ağaçkiran; Göktürk Findik; Leyla N Ustün; Koray Aydoğdu; Sadi Kaya
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-4-09
Journal Detail:
Title:  Turk patoloji dergisi     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1018-5615     ISO Abbreviation:  Turk Patoloji Derg     Publication Date:  2014 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-4-9     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9440471     Medline TA:  Turk Patoloji Derg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Vernacular Title:
Pulmoner Benign Metastatik Leiomyoma: Nadir Bir Olgu.
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