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Pulmonary benign metastasizing leiomyoma in a postmenopausal woman.
Am J Med Sci. 2009 Jul; 338(1):72-4.AJ

Abstract

Pulmonary benign metastasizing leiomyoma (BML) is a rare disease occurring predominantly in women of reproductive age and usually develops several years after the resection of a uterine leiomyoma. A 52-year-old postmenopausal woman was admitted to our hospital because of a right-sided empyema. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography showed a multiloculated pleural effusion on the right side and multiple small nodules in the left lung. A wedge biopsy revealed the pulmonary nodule consisting of branching glandular structures surrounded by abundant smooth muscle cells with no atypia. We performed a gynecologic examination to identify the primary origin of the pulmonary smooth muscle tumors. A uterine leiomyoma was found, and the patient underwent a total hysterectomy. Both pulmonary nodules and uterine leiomyoma were positive for estrogen and progesterone receptors. Therefore, we diagnosed the pulmonary lesions as BMLs. This is an interesting case of pulmonary BML identified simultaneously with uterine myoma in a postmenopausal woman. BML should be considered in women with multiple pulmonary nodules, even though it is rare.

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Department of Internal Medicine, Research Center for Pulmonary Disorders, Chonbuk National University Medical School, Jeonju, South Korea.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

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Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19506459

Citation

Moon, Hee, et al. "Pulmonary Benign Metastasizing Leiomyoma in a Postmenopausal Woman." The American Journal of the Medical Sciences, vol. 338, no. 1, 2009, pp. 72-4.
Moon H, Park SJ, Lee HB, et al. Pulmonary benign metastasizing leiomyoma in a postmenopausal woman. Am J Med Sci. 2009;338(1):72-4.
Moon, H., Park, S. J., Lee, H. B., Kim, S. R., Choe, Y. H., Chung, M. J., Jin, G. Y., & Lee, Y. C. (2009). Pulmonary benign metastasizing leiomyoma in a postmenopausal woman. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences, 338(1), 72-4. https://doi.org/10.1097/MAJ.0b013e31819c7160
Moon H, et al. Pulmonary Benign Metastasizing Leiomyoma in a Postmenopausal Woman. Am J Med Sci. 2009;338(1):72-4. PubMed PMID: 19506459.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Pulmonary benign metastasizing leiomyoma in a postmenopausal woman. AU - Moon,Hee, AU - Park,Seoung Ju, AU - Lee,Heung Bum, AU - Kim,So Ri, AU - Choe,Yeong Hun, AU - Chung,Myoung Ja, AU - Jin,Gong Yong, AU - Lee,Yong Chul, PY - 2009/6/10/entrez PY - 2009/6/10/pubmed PY - 2009/8/18/medline SP - 72 EP - 4 JF - The American journal of the medical sciences JO - Am. J. Med. Sci. VL - 338 IS - 1 N2 - Pulmonary benign metastasizing leiomyoma (BML) is a rare disease occurring predominantly in women of reproductive age and usually develops several years after the resection of a uterine leiomyoma. A 52-year-old postmenopausal woman was admitted to our hospital because of a right-sided empyema. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography showed a multiloculated pleural effusion on the right side and multiple small nodules in the left lung. A wedge biopsy revealed the pulmonary nodule consisting of branching glandular structures surrounded by abundant smooth muscle cells with no atypia. We performed a gynecologic examination to identify the primary origin of the pulmonary smooth muscle tumors. A uterine leiomyoma was found, and the patient underwent a total hysterectomy. Both pulmonary nodules and uterine leiomyoma were positive for estrogen and progesterone receptors. Therefore, we diagnosed the pulmonary lesions as BMLs. This is an interesting case of pulmonary BML identified simultaneously with uterine myoma in a postmenopausal woman. BML should be considered in women with multiple pulmonary nodules, even though it is rare. SN - 0002-9629 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19506459/Pulmonary_benign_metastasizing_leiomyoma_in_a_postmenopausal_woman_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0002-9629(15)31951-0 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -