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Resolution of a leg ulcer after hysterectomy for huge uterine myoma.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12928542     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Venous ulcers are the most common type of leg ulcers, accounting for 80% to 90% of cases. We report a large, therapy-resistant ulcer present for three months on the right leg of a 44-year-old woman who also had a huge uterine myoma. Without any other treatment, the leg ulcer regressed spontaneously three months after a hysterectomy for the uterine myoma that had been demonstrated in a CT image to be compressing the right common iliac vein in the pelvis. Uterine myoma can become the cause of venous insufficiency of the leg, when it is big enough to disturb the blood circulation in the pelvis in individuals who have incompetent perforating veins.
Tomoyuki Ohtani; Muneo Tanita; Hachiro Tagami
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of dermatology     Volume:  30     ISSN:  0385-2407     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Dermatol.     Publication Date:  2003 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-08-20     Completed Date:  2003-09-10     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7600545     Medline TA:  J Dermatol     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  530-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Dermatology, Tohoku University School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Chronic Disease
Hysterectomy / methods
Leiomyoma / complications,  diagnosis,  surgery*
Risk Assessment
Severity of Illness Index
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Treatment Outcome
Uterine Neoplasms / complications,  diagnosis,  surgery*
Varicose Ulcer / etiology*,  physiopathology
Wound Healing / physiology

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