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    Minimally Invasive, Organ-preserving Surgery for Large Submucosal Tumors in the Abdominal Esophagus.
    Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 2017 Apr 24. Epub 2017 Apr 24.
    Department of Surgery, Medical Topia Soka, Saitama, Japan.
    Background: Surgical resection of submucosal tumors (SMTs) in the abdominal esophagus is not standardized. Enucleation may be a minimally invasive option, whereas its oncological validity is not very clear. Moreover, how to treat the esophageal wall defect after enucleation and necessity of additional antireflux procedure are also undetermined. Read More

    Divergent Schwannoma-Like Phenotype in a Pleomorphic Adenoma.
    Head Neck Pathol 2017 Apr 24. Epub 2017 Apr 24.
    Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dentistry, University of Washington, B-204 Magnuson Health Sciences Center, 1959 NE Pacific Street, Box 357133, Seattle, WA, 98195, USA.
    The schwannoma-like pleomorphic adenoma is a rare histopathological variant of the pleomorphic adenoma. Five previous reports with seven cases exist in English language literature. These tumors present in the parotid gland most commonly. Read More

    Intraosseous Leiomyoma of the Mandible: A Case Report of the Rare Entity and Review of Literature.
    J Maxillofac Oral Surg 2017 Jun 29;16(2):145-151. Epub 2016 Jun 29.
    Department of Dentistry, Government Medical College and Hospital, Sec - 32, Chandigarh, 160030 India.
    Introduction: Leiomyoma is a rare tumor of smooth muscle origin with a very low incidence in the maxillofacial region. Intraosseous occurrence of oral leiomyoma is even rare with involvement of mandible followed by maxilla.

    Aim: The purpose of this paper is to present a case of intraosseous leiomyoma of the left mandibular angle region with the review of literature describing this rare entity. Read More

    Benign mixed epithelial and stromal tumor of the kidney with inferior vena cava tumor thrombus: A rare case report and review of literature.
    J Xray Sci Technol 2017 Apr 18. Epub 2017 Apr 18.
    Department of Urology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China.
    Mixed epithelial and stromal tumor of the kidney (MESTK) is a rare renal tumor composed of epithelial and stromal cells. In this study, we report a rare case of MESTK, which was pathologically benign but complicated with renal vein and inferior vena cava tumor thrombus. The 50-year-old female patient was admitted to hospital for a mass on the left kidney. Read More

    An Unusual Presentation of a Cervical Paraspinal Leiomyoma in an Adolescent Female.
    Pediatr Dev Pathol 2017 Jan 1:1093526617706815. Epub 2017 Jan 1.
    4 Division of Neurological Surgery, University of Missouri School of Medicine, Columbia, Missouri, USA.
    Objective We describe an apparently unique case of an extra-uterine leiomyoma in the cervical paraspinus including its evaluation and management. Methods A 14-year-old girl was referred to the neurology clinic for an abnormal head CT following a concussion. MRI revealed a homogenously enhancing left cervical paraspinal mass. Read More

    [Application on the quantitative perfusion parameters of dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI in the pathological subtype of uterine leiomyoma].
    Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi 2017 Apr;97(15):1155-1159
    Department of Radiology, Shaoxing Hospital Zhejiang University, Shaoxing 312000, China.
    Objective: To analyze the value of the quantitative perfusion parameters of dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI(DCE-MRI) in the pathological subtype of uterine leiomyoma. Methods: A total of 35 cases of uterine leiomyoma confirmed by surgery and pathology were retrospectively analyzed in Shaoxing People's Hospital from October 2015 to May 2016.All cases underwent DCE-MRI. Read More

    Benign metastasizing leiomyoma: A review of current literature in respect to the time and type of previous gynecological surgery.
    PLoS One 2017 20;12(4):e0175875. Epub 2017 Apr 20.
    Faculty of Health Sciences, Gynaecological and Obstetrics Department, Medical University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland.
    Introduction: Benign metastasizing leiomyoma (BML) is a rare disorder that affects women with a history of uterine leiomyoma, which is found to metastasise within extrauterine sites. The aetiology of BML remains unexplained. Because BML is rare, and most publications contain descriptions of single cases, no statistically determined time relations were found between the primary and secondary surgeries, which may have aetiological implications. Read More

    Extra-Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor of Prostate.
    Balkan Med J 2017 Apr;34(2):168-171
    Clinic of Pathology, Atatürk Training and Research Hospital, İzmir, Turkey.
    Background: Extra-gastrointestinal stromal tumor is defined as a mesenchymal neoplasm arising from soft tissues outside the gastrointestinal tract. Prostatic extra-gastrointestinal stromal tumor has rarely been noted.

    Case Report: A 56 year-old man presented with pain in the anal region. Read More

    Renal Leiomyoma: A Case Report and Review of the Literature.
    Urol Case Rep 2017 Jul 7;13:3-5. Epub 2017 Apr 7.
    Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand.
    Leiomyoma is an uncommon tumor of the kidney. The authors report a rare case of renal leiomyoma in a 39-year-old male patient who presented with a right flank mass. Laparoscopic nephrectomy was performed. Read More

    C2 Primary leiomyoma in an immunocompetent woman: A case report and review of literature.
    Asian J Neurosurg 2017 Jan-Mar;12(1):134-138
    Guntur Medical College, Guntur, Andra Pradesh, India.
    Clinical case report and review of the literature. This is the first case of primary leiomyoma in an immunocompetent woman without previous history of uterine leiomyoma being reported in the literature to the best of our knowledge. Leiomyoma, a type of smooth muscle cell tumor, involving the vertebra is extremely rare. Read More

    Factors affecting the loss of MED12-mutated leiomyoma cells during in vitro growth.
    Oncotarget 2017 Mar 30. Epub 2017 Mar 30.
    Institute of Medical Genetics, University Rostock Medical Center, D-18057 Rostock, Germany.
    Uterine leiomyomas (UL) are the most prevalent symptomatic human tumors at all and somatic mutations of the gene encoding mediator subcomplex 12 (MED12) constitute the most frequent driver mutations in UL. Recently, a rapid loss of mutated cells during in vitro growth of UL-derived cell cultures was reported, resulting in doubts about the benefits of UL-derived cell cultures. To evaluate if the rapid loss of MED12-mutated cells in UL cell cultures depends on in vitro passaging, we set up cell cultures from nine UL from 40-50 year old Caucasian patients with at least one UL. Read More

    Bladder Leiomyoma.
    J Coll Physicians Surg Pak 2017 Mar;27(3):189-190
    Department of Urology, Hitit University, Corum Training and Research Hospital, Corum, Turkey. Correspondence: Dr. Selahattin Caliska.
    Leiomyoma of the bladder is a very rare disorder that accounts for 0.43% of all bladder neoplasms. Although the pathophysiology of the bladder leiomyoma is unknown, there are some theories in it. Read More

    Evaluating the role of race and medication in protection of uterine fibroids by type 2 diabetes exposure.
    BMC Womens Health 2017 Apr 11;17(1):28. Epub 2017 Apr 11.
    Vanderbilt Epidemiology Center, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 2525 West End Ave., Suite 600 6th Floor, Nashville, TN, 37203, USA.
    Background: Uterine fibroids (UF) affect 77% of women by menopause, and account for $9.4 billion in annual healthcare costs. Type-2-diabetes (T2D) has inconsistently associated with protection from UFs in prior studies. Read More

    The -2549 insertion/deletion polymorphism of VEGF gene associated with uterine leiomyoma susceptibility in women from Southeastern Iran.
    Ginekol Pol 2017 ;88(3):115-119
    Department of Clinical Biochemistry, School of Medicine, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Iran.
    Objectives: Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is an important angiogenic factor that regulates angiogenesis and mediates sex steroid-induced cell growth. The present study investigated the association of VEGF gene-2578C/A (rs699947) and -2549 insertion/deletion polymorphisms in the promoter region of VEGF-A gene and uterine leiomyoma susceptibility in Southeast of Iran.

    Material And Methods: One hundred and fifty five women with uterine leiomyoma and 157 age, BMI, and ethnicity matched healthy women were enrolled in this study. Read More

    A giant uterine tumor in a woman with myotonic dystrophy.
    Clin Case Rep 2017 Apr 23;5(4):539-540. Epub 2017 Feb 23.
    Department of Neurology Nara Medical University Kashihara Nara Japan.
    Patients with myotonic dystrophy are at particularly high risk for cancer arising in the endometrium, brain, colon, or ovary. Giant leiomyoma can occur in patients with myotonic muscular dystrophy, a disease accompanied by muscle wasting. Read More

    A case of tracheal leiomyoma misdiagnosed as asthma.
    Tuberk Toraks 2016 Dec;64(4):306-309
    Clinic of Interventional Pulmonology Ankara Ataturk Chest Diseases and Chest Surgery Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.
    Primary benign tumors of trachea are rare. Of them, tracheal leiomyoma, constitutes only 1% of all benign lower respiratory tract tumors. Here, we present a case of tracheal leiomyoma who has been receiving high doses of inhaled corticosteroids and bronchodilators for a year with a misdiagnosis of asthma. Read More

    Pathological findings of uterine tumors preoperatively diagnosed as red degeneration of leiomyoma by MRI.
    Abdom Radiol (NY) 2017 Apr 7. Epub 2017 Apr 7.
    Department of Radiology, Osaka Medical College, 2-7 Daigaku-machi, Takatsuki, Osaka, 569-8686, Japan.
    Purpose: Venous infarction of a leiomyoma is known as red degeneration of leiomyoma (RDL) and can be a cause of acute abdomen. Although magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is the only modality that can depict the inner condition of a leiomyoma, the typical MR findings of RDL are sometimes identified incidentally even in asymptomatic patients. The purpose of this study is to clarify common pathological findings of uterine tumors preoperatively diagnosed as RDL by MRI. Read More

    Increased risk of breast cancer in women with uterine myoma: a nationwide, population-based, case-control study.
    J Gynecol Oncol 2017 May 22;28(3):e35. Epub 2017 Feb 22.
    Department of Medical Research, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan.
    Objective: To evaluate if uterine myoma is associated with breast cancer.

    Methods: This case-control study used a nationwide database in Taiwan. We identified 24,315 patients with newly diagnosed breast cancer as cases and matched them with 24,281 patients without breast cancer on age, sex, urbanization, income, and initial diagnosis date. Read More

    Patients with uterine leiomyoma exhibit a high incidence but low mortality rate for breast cancer.
    Oncotarget 2017 Mar 23. Epub 2017 Mar 23.
    Graduate Institute of Clinical Medical Science, College of Medicine, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan.
    The association of uterine leiomyoma with increased risk of breast cancer is controversial. Therefore, we used the National Health Insurance Research Database of Taiwan to examine breast cancer incidence and mortality among Asian patients with and without uterine leiomyoma. We compared breast cancer incidence and mortality between 22,001 newly diagnosed uterine leiomyoma patients and 85,356 individuals without uterine leiomyoma matched by age and date of diagnosis. Read More

    Characterization of Leiomyomatoid Angiomatous Neuroendocrine Tumour (LANT)-like Tumour in the Myometrium with Histopathological Examination.
    Anticancer Res 2017 04;37(4):1765-1772
    National Hospital Organization Kyoto Medical Centre, Kyoto, Japan.
    Leiomyomatoid angiomatous neuroendocrine tumour (LANT) is possibly a new disease entity that was reported as a dimorphic neurosecretory tumour with a leiomyomatous vascular component; it was found in the pituitary. We describe uterine LANT-like malignant tumour in a 45-year-old woman with uterine mesenchymal tumour, diagnosed clinically as uterine leiomyoma. She underwent laparoscopic myomectomy. Read More

    Thoracoscopic enucleation in the left decubitus position for leiomyoma of the upper thoracic esophagus: Utility of preoperative diagnosis applying endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration.
    Int J Surg Case Rep 2017 8;34:49-55. Epub 2017 Mar 8.
    Department of Diagnostic Pathology, University of Miyazaki Hospital, Kihara 5200, Kiyotake-cho, Miyazaki City, Miyazaki 889-1692, Japan.
    Introduction: We report a relatively rare case of esophageal leiomyoma in the upper thoracic esophagus enucleated by thoracoscopic procedures. The usefulness of preoperative diagnosis and an adequate surgical approach are described along with a review of the relevant literature.

    Presentaion Of Case: A submucosal tumor 45mm in diameter was detected in the upper thoracic esophagus of a 69-year-old man. Read More

    Giant leiomyoma with extensive myxoid degeneration in Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome.
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 2017 Mar 31. Epub 2017 Mar 31.
    Department of Pathology, University College of Medical Sciences and Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, Delhi, India.
    Fibroids and fibroid degeneration are common among women with a normal uterus. However, the present report describes a rare case of fibroids arising from a rudimentary horn and degenerations in a patient with Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser (MRKH) syndrome. The patient provided consent for publication. Read More

    [A case of tracheal leiomyoma misdiagnosed as asthma].
    Tuberk Toraks 2016 Dec;64(4):306-309
    Clinic of Interventional Pulmonology Ankara Ataturk Chest Diseases and Chest Surgery Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.
    Primary benign tumors of trachea are rare. Of them, tracheal leiomyoma, constitutes only 1% of all benign lower respiratory tract tumors. Here, we present a case of tracheal leiomyoma who has been receiving high doses of inhaled corticosteroids and bronchodilators for a year with a misdiagnosis of asthma. Read More

    Preconception gynecological risk factors of postpartum depression among Japanese women: The Japan Environment and Children's Study (JECS).
    J Affect Disord 2017 Mar 30;217:34-41. Epub 2017 Mar 30.
    Department of Environmental Medicine, Kochi Medical School, Kochi University, Nankoku, Kochi, Japan. Electronic address:
    Background: Postpartum depression is one of the major causes of disability among women who are on their childbearing years. Identifying people at risk of postpartum depression may improve its management. The objective of this study was to determine the probable association between postpartum depression and some preconception gynecological morbidities. Read More

    Cyclin D1 G870A polymorphism: Association with uterine leiomyoma risk and in silico analysis.
    Biomed Rep 2017 Feb 21;6(2):237-241. Epub 2016 Dec 21.
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine, Shahid Beheshty University of Medical Sciences, Tehran 1985717413, Iran.
    Uterine leiomyoma (UL) is the most common benign tumor causing considerable morbidity during the reproductive years in women. Cyclin D1 (CCND1) is a cell cycle regulatory protein that is required for the G1 phase, and increased expression levels of this protein may affect tumorigenesis. The present study aimed to assess the possible effect of the CCND1 G870A polymorphism on UL susceptibility. Read More

    Rare Epithelioid Leiomyoma of the Vagina Exhibiting a Pelvic Mass.
    Case Rep Obstet Gynecol 2017 28;2017:2190135. Epub 2017 Feb 28.
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kohka Public Hospital, Minakuchichomatsuo 1256, Koka, Shiga 528-0074, Japan.
    Epithelioid leiomyoma of the vagina is extremely rare. Smooth muscle tumors of the vagina usually present with a submucosal growth pattern or a pedunculated growth pattern from the anterior vaginal wall into the vaginal cavity. Here we report a case of a 43-year-old woman with a solid epithelioid leiomyoma and a palpable mass in the pouch of Douglas. Read More

    Recurrence factors and reproductive outcomes of laparoscopic myomectomy and minilaparotomic myomectomy for uterine leiomyomas.
    Obstet Gynecol Sci 2017 Mar 16;60(2):193-199. Epub 2017 Mar 16.
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Chungnam National University Hospital, Chungnam National University School of Medicine, Daejeon, Korea.
    Objective: The aim of this study was to determine recurrence factors and reproductive outcomes of laparoscopic myomectomy (LM) and minilaparotomic myomectomy (MM) for treating uterine leiomyomas.

    Methods: Between 2007 and 2013, 160 patients underwent myomectomy, including 122 who underwent LM and 38 who underwent MM. Patients were followed up for recurrence based on pelvic ultrasound exams. Read More

    Is differential expression of p16INK4a based on the classification of uterine smooth muscle tumors associated with a different prognosis? A meta-analysis.
    Genet Mol Res 2017 Mar 22;16(1). Epub 2017 Mar 22.
    Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, West China Second University Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China
    We conducted a meta-analysis to examine p16INK4a expression in uterine smooth muscle tumors (USMTs). Although the prognostic value of tumor suppressor p16INK4a has been elucidated in a variety of cancers and precancerous lesions, its role in USMTs is not well established. We searched PubMed, Web of Science, and Embase for publication son p16INK4a expression in USMTs. Read More

    Paracrine Pathways in Uterine Leiomyoma Stem Cells Involve Insulin-like Growth Factor-2 and Insulin Receptor-A.
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2017 Jan 27. Epub 2017 Jan 27.
    Division of Reproductive Science in Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
    Context: Uterine leiomyoma (fibroids) are the most common benign tumor in women. Recently, three populations of leiomyoma cells were discovered based on CD34 and CD49b expression, but the molecular differences between these populations remain unknown.

    Objective: Define differential gene expression and signaling pathways in leiomyoma cell populations. Read More

    Versican Proteolysis by ADAMTS Proteases and its Influence on Sex Steroid Receptor Expression in Uterine Leiomyoma.
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2017 Feb 6. Epub 2017 Feb 6.
    Department of Biomedical Engineering, Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute (N-A. G., T.J.M., C.D.K., S.S.A.), Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Women's Health Institute, (N-A.G., T.F.), and Department of Anatomic Pathology (C.V.B.), Cleveland Clinic. Department of Chemistry, Cleveland State University (C.D.K.).
    Context: Leiomyomas have abundant extracellular matrix (ECM), with upregulation of versican, a large proteoglycan.

    Objective: To investigate ADAMTS protease-mediated versican cleavage in myometrium and leiomyoma and the effect of versican knockdown in leiomyoma cells.

    Design: We used qRT-PCR, western blotting, immunohistochemistry and RNA in situ hybridization for analysis of myometrium, leiomyoma, and immortalized myometrium and leiomyoma cells. Read More

    Primary intracardiac leiomyoma arising from cardiomyocyte progenitors at the right ventriculoseptal interface: case report with literature review.
    Cardiovasc Pathol 2017 Mar 9;28:46-50. Epub 2017 Mar 9.
    Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, GIPMER, JLN Marg, New Delhi 110002, India. Electronic address:
    Primary cardiac neoplasms are rare and are usually benign myxomas and rhabdomyomas. Cardiac leiomyomas are usually seen as a part of the spectrum of intravenous leiomyomatosis or benign metastasizing leiomyoma. De novo occurrence of primary intracardiac leiomyomas (PICL) is a rarity. Read More

    Ovarian steroid hormones modulate the expression of progesterone receptors and histone acetylation patterns in uterine leiomyoma cells.
    Gynecol Endocrinol 2017 Mar 16:1-5. Epub 2017 Mar 16.
    a Programa de Pós-Graduação em Medicina: Ciências Médicas, Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul , Porto Alegre , Brazil.
    Uterine leiomyomas are the most common benign smooth muscle cell tumors in women. Estrogen (E2), progesterone (P4) and environmental factors play important roles in the development of these tumors. New treatments, such as mifepristone, have been proposed. Read More

    Epidemiology of uterine fibroids: a systematic review.
    BJOG 2017 Mar 14. Epub 2017 Mar 14.
    Epidemiology, Bayer AG, Muellerstraße 178, 13353, Berlin, Germany.
    Background: Uterine fibroids (UFs) are the most common neoplasm affecting women that can cause significant morbidity and may adversely impact fertility.

    Objectives: To examine UF epidemiology and to evaluate the relative strengths of putative risk factors.

    Search Strategy: MEDLINE and Embase were searched for studies published in English between January 1995 and April 2015. Read More

    [Pulmonary Benign Metastasizing Leiomyoma Resected Six Times during Twenty Years;Report of a Case].
    Kyobu Geka 2017 Mar;70(3):223-226
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Kouseiren Takaoka Hospital, Takaoka, Japan.
    Benign metastasizing leiomyoma (BML) is a rare condition in which a benign uterine leiomyoma causes metastasis, mainly to the lungs. The patient was a 72-year-old woman who had undergone hysterectomy for an uterine leiomyoma at 37 years of age. Between the ages of 52 and 68 years, she had undergone 5 metastatectomies for 10 BMLs. Read More

    In vitro effects of phthalate esters in human myometrial and leiomyoma cells and increased urinary level of phthalate metabolite in women with uterine leiomyoma.
    Fertil Steril 2017 Apr 11;107(4):1061-1069.e1. Epub 2017 Mar 11.
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, South Korea.
    Objective: To investigate the possible role of phthalate, a ubiquitous chemical used in consumer products, in the pathogenesis of uterine leiomyoma.

    Design: Experimental and prospective case-control study using human samples.

    Setting: University hospital. Read More

    A large uterine leiomyoma leading to non-puerperal uterine inversion: A case report.
    Int J Reprod Biomed (Yazd) 2017 Jan;15(1):55-56
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Iran.
    Background: Although leiomyomas are the most common gynecologic disorders, non-puerperal uterine inversion due to leiomyoma is considered as a rare clinical problem. This condition can occur as a complication of a large sub-mucous leiomyoma that leads to dilate cervix and protrude into vagina. The patient may have several symptoms such as heavy vaginal bleeding, pelvic pain and intermittent acute urinary retention. Read More

    Recent Advances in Uterine Fibroid Etiology.
    Semin Reprod Med 2017 Mar 9;35(2):181-189. Epub 2017 Mar 9.
    Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology, Center for Reproductive Sciences, IRHRM, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas.
    Uterine fibroids, also known as uterine leiomyoma (UL), are monoclonal tumors of the smooth muscle tissue layer (myometrium) of the uterus. Although ULs are considered benign, uterine fibroids are the source of major quality-of-life issues for approximately 25% of all women, who suffer from clinically significant symptoms of UL. Despite the prevalence of UL, there is no treatment option for UL which is long term, cost-effective, and leaves fertility intact. Read More

    Direct endoscopic biopsy for subepithelial tumor larger than 20 mm after removal of overlying mucosa.
    Scand J Gastroenterol 2017 Jun - Jul;52(6-7):779-783. Epub 2017 Feb 28.
    b Department of Surgery , Pusan National University School of Medicine and Research Institute for Convergence of Biomedical Science and Technology, Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital , Yangsan , Korea.
    Objective: An accurate diagnosis of a subepithelial tumor (SET) using endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) without tissue acquisition is difficult. Treatment plan for a SET may be influenced by endoscopic tissue diagnosis. We aimed to clarify the clinical outcomes of direct endoscopic biopsy for SET after removal of the overlying mucosa. Read More

    Primary ovarian leiomyoma in a postmenopausal woman: A case report.
    North Clin Istanb 2016 4;3(3):222-224. Epub 2016 Apr 4.
    Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, Haydarpasa Numune Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.
    Leiomyomas are benign neoplasms that can develop wherever smooth muscle is present. Primary leiomyomas of the ovary originate from smooth muscle cells of ovarian tissue and are rare, solitary tumors. Approximately 70 cases have been reported. Read More

    Inflammatory Myofibroblastic Tumor of the Stomach Presenting as an Exophytic Mass - A Diagnostic Dilemma.
    Turk Patoloji Derg 2017 Feb 4. Epub 2017 Feb 4.
    Department of Pathology, Belgaum Institute of Medical Sciences, BELGAVI, INDIA.
    Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor is an uncommon soft tissue neoplasm of uncertain biologic behavior, and rarely reported in the stomach. An eighteen-year-old male presented with a mass in the epigastrium of three-month duration. Clinical and radiological examination suggested a gastrointestinal stromal tumor or a leiomyoma in the lesser curvature of the stomach. Read More

    Multiple cutaneous leiomyomas leading to discovery of novel splice mutation in the fumarate hydratase gene associated with HLRCC.
    Australas J Dermatol 2017 Mar 7. Epub 2017 Mar 7.
    Department of Medicine, Royal Melbourne Hospital, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
    Hereditary leiomyomatosis and renal cell cancer (HLRCC) is a rare autosomal dominant condition, which manifests as cutaneous leiomyomas (CL), uterine fibroids and renal cell cancer (RCC). We describe the case of a 53-year-old woman who presented with multiple CL with a novel heterozygous canonical splice site mutation in intron 9 of the fumarate hydratase (FH) gene IVS 9-1 G>C (NM_000143.3:c 1391-1 G>C) that was not detected on initial screening of a mutation hotspot but was picked up on sequencing the remaining exons and splice site junctions. Read More

    Leiomyoma Originated From Inferior Vena Cava Mimicking an Adrenal Malignant Tumor on 18 F-FDG PET/CT.
    Clin Nucl Med 2017 Mar 3. Epub 2017 Mar 3.
    From the *Department of Nuclear Medicine, Peking University First Hospital, Beijing; †Department of Nuclear Medicine, Dongzhimen Hospital, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing, China; and ‡Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.
    PET/CT was performed on an asymptomatic 62-year-old woman with a suspected adrenal mass and revealed the lesion with high F-FDG avidity and inferior vena cava involvement. A malignant nonfunctioning adrenal tumor was suspected. However, histopathology of the resected lesion revealed a leiomyoma arising from the inferior vena cava. Read More

    Suturing method as a factor for uterine vascularity after laparoscopic myomectomy.
    Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 2017 Apr 28;211:146-149. Epub 2017 Feb 28.
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Sanraku Hospital, Tokyo, Japan.
    Objective: To evaluate the vascularity of the myometrium after laparoscopic myomectomy sutured by two different methods using contrast-enhanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging.

    Study Design: Twenty-eight women who had symptomatic leiomyomas and underwent laparoscopic myomectomy between June 2013 and July 2014 were included in the present study. In the first half period, continuous sutures were used in 12 patients, and in the latter half period, single interrupted sutures were used in 16 patients. Read More

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