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    Intravenous leiomyomatosis of the subclavian vein.
    J Vasc Surg Venous Lymphat Disord 2017 Mar 4;5(2):254-256. Epub 2016 Aug 4.
    Vascular Surgery Department, Union Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Hubei Province, China.
    Intravenous leiomyomatosis is a benign smooth muscle tumor that often occurs in the internal iliac vein and is closely associated with a fibroid. Intravenous leiomyomatosis usually starts in the veins of the uterus. It can grow within the veins and extend into the inferior vena cava and ultimately extend into the right-sided heart chambers and pulmonary arteries. Read More

    Risk of depression in patients with uterine leiomyoma: A nationwide population-based cohort study.
    J Affect Disord 2017 Feb 14;213:126-130. Epub 2017 Feb 14.
    Management Office for Health Data, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan; Department of Health Services Administration, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan; Mahidol University Faculty of Public Health, Bangkok, Thailand. Electronic address:
    Background: Population-based cohort study investigating the depression risk for patients with uterine leiomyoma (UL) is unavailable. This study investigated the subsequent risk of depression among patients with UL in an Asian population.

    Methods: Using data from the National Health Insurance Research Database of Taiwan, we established a cohort with 21,168 patients diagnosed with UL between 2000 and 2010, and a non-UL cohort of 82,108 women without UL matched by age and year of diagnosis. Read More

    An anthocyanin rich strawberry extract induces apoptosis and ROS while decreases glycolysis and fibrosis in human uterine leiomyoma cells.
    Oncotarget 2017 Feb 15. Epub 2017 Feb 15.
    Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy.
    Uterine leiomyomas are highly prevalent benign tumors in reproductive aged women. Unfortunately, medical treatments are still limited and no preventive therapies have been developed. In the present study, we investigated the therapeutic effects of strawberry extract on uterine leiomyoma cells. Read More

    Fibroid vascularisation assessed with three dimensional Power Doppler ultrasound is a predictor for uterine fibroid growth: a prospective cohort study.
    BJOG 2017 Feb 17. Epub 2017 Feb 17.
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, VU University medical centre, Amsterdam.
    Objective: To analyse fibroid vascularisation measured with 3D Power Doppler in relation to absolute fibroid volume change during 12 months follow up and in relation to fibroid growth rate per year DESIGN: A prospective cohort study was performed between March 2012 and March 2014.

    Setting: Outpatient clinic of the VU medical centre, Amsterdam.

    Population Or Sample: All premenopausal women diagnosed with a maximum of 2 fibroids with expectative management were consecutively included. Read More

    Intra-peritoneal leiomyoma of the round ligament in a patient with Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser (MRKH) syndrome.
    Facts Views Vis Obgyn 2016 Dec;8(4):233-235
    Lebanese American university school of medicine, the European Academy for Gynecological Surgery.
    Background: The occurrence of an extra-uterine leiomyoma, arising from the intra-peritoneal portion of the round ligament in a lady with Müllerian agenesis diagnosed at the age of forty is extremely rare. We report a case of this rare combination in a Middle Eastern woman.

    Case: A 40 years old lady, primarily amenorrheic, presented to our clinic for an infertility consultation. Read More

    Different dosages of mifepristone versus enantone to treat uterine fibroids: A multicenter randomized controlled trial.
    Medicine (Baltimore) 2017 Feb;96(7):e6124
    aDepartment of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Peking University First Hospital bDepartment of Obstetrics and Gynaecology,Beijing Chaoyang Hospital cDepartment of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Peking University Third Hospital dDepartment of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, China-Japan Friendship Hospital, Beijing eDepartment of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital of Fudan University, Shanghai fDepartment of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, The Second Hospital of Hebei Medical University, Hebei gDepartment of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Qilu Hospital of Shandong University, Shandong hDepartment of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Shandong Provincial Hospital, Shandong, China.
    Background: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of 10 mg and 25 mg mifepristone per day compared with 3.75 mg enantone in treating uterine fibroids.

    Methods: This is a Multicenter randomized controlled trial. Read More

    Minimally invasive surgery for giant esophageal leiomyoma: a case report & review of the literatures.
    J Thorac Dis 2017 Jan;9(1):E26-E31
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, Zhongshan Hospital of Fudan University, Shanghai 200032, China.
    Despite the rapid development of minimally invasive surgery, the treatment of esophageal lesions remains controversial. Giant esophageal leiomyoma could be removed once diagnosed, but its operative method is not quite the same as esophageal leiomyoma of small size. We report a case of giant esophageal leiomyoma and review published cases of giant leiomyomas in the past 10 years. Read More

    Multiple cavitating pulmonary nodules: rare manifestation of benign metastatic leiomyoma.
    J Thorac Dis 2017 Jan;9(1):E1-E5
    Department of Pathology, Ewha Womans University School of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea.
    Benign metastasizing leiomyoma (BML) is a rare disease of pathologically benign, but the tumor metastasizes to other organs. The most common organ involved in BML is lung. Pulmonary involvement usually manifested as multiple nodules on chest X-ray, however we experienced an interesting case of a 52-year-old premenopausal woman who presented with multiple bilateral lung cavitations and nodules on a chest X-ray without any respiratory symptoms. Read More


    Case report of intravenous leiomyoma with intracaval and intracardiac extension.
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 2017 Feb 11. Epub 2017 Feb 11.
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Qilu Hospital of Shandong University, Jinan, China.
    Intravenous leiomyomatosis (IVL) is a rare condition histologically characterized by benign smooth muscle neoplasm that arises from the intrauterine vessels infiltrating systemic veins. Although IVL exhibits benign histology, malignant behavior can occur through the involvement of the pelvic veins, the inferior vena cava (IVC), and the adrenal and renal veins; IVL can even reach as far as the right cardiac chambers and the main pulmonary artery, resulting in cardiac symptoms, including cardiac murmur, fainting, pulmonary embolism, and sudden death [1]. The present study presents a report of a patient who underwent successful treatment of intracardiac tumors of abdominal origin by radical surgical resection using cardiopulmonary bypass in a one-stage procedure. Read More

    Multimodality imaging of benign or malignant tumors in the vena cava and its main branches.
    Clin Imaging 2016 Oct 19;43:50-59. Epub 2016 Oct 19.
    Shandong Medical Imaging Research Institute Affiliated to Shandong University, No.324, Jingwu Road, Jinan, 250021, P.R. China. Electronic address:
    Tumors arising from or secondarily involving the vena cava (VC) are broad-spectrum diseases, ranging from benign to malignant. The benign tumors include myxoma, leiomyomatosis and leiomyoma. The primary malignant tumors of the VC are rare, and of these rare entities, leiomyosarcoma is the most frequently encountered. Read More

    Proposed novel nomenclature of vulvar smooth muscle tumors; a case of Smooth Muscle Tumor of Uncertain Malignant Potential (STUMP) of the vulva.
    Gynecol Oncol Rep 2017 May 19;20:1-3. Epub 2017 Jan 19.
    Pathology Department, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Québec, L'Hôtel-Dieu de Québec, Laval University, Québec City, Québec, Canada.
    •Clinical experience with smooth muscle tumors of the vulva is limited.•Some tumors present ambiguous histological features concerning for malignancy.•These include infiltration, mitotic activity, size, atypia and tumor cell necrosis. Read More

    Malignant Transformation of Pulmonary Benign Metastasizing Leiomyoma.
    Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2017 Feb 5;50(1):59-63. Epub 2017 Feb 5.
    Department of Pathology, Keimyung University Dongsan Medical Center, Keimyung University School of Medicine.
    Pulmonary benign metastasizing leiomyoma (PBML) is defined as metastasis of a leiomyoma to lung tissue. It was first reported in 1937. P BML is known as a benign disease, but can undergo malignant transformation. Read More

    Surgical pathology, management and outcome in the vulvar melanoma associated with abdominal mass - a case report.
    Rom J Morphol Embryol 2016 ;57(4):1375-1381
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, "Carol Davila" University of Medicine and Pharmacy, "Nicolae Malaxa" Clinical Hospital, Bucharest, Romania;
    Vulvar malignant melanomas are extremely rare neoplasms, representing less than 3% of all cancers in women, 9% of all external genital tract malignancies and 9% of all primary vulvar malignancies. We present the case of a 60-year-old Caucasian patient, who has been admitted in the Clinic of Obstetrics and Gynecology with polymorphic, vulvar local, pelvic-abdominal, genitourinary and general symptoms, being diagnosed with nodular and superficial spreading vulvar melanoma and multiple voluminous uterine leiomyoma with various degenerations. Our study presents the approach of this case in terms of surgical pathology, management, prognosis and outcome. Read More

    [Benign Metastasizing Leiomyoma of the Lung;Report of a Case].
    Kyobu Geka 2017 Feb;70(2):143-146
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, Takagi Hospital, Okawa, Japan.
    A 71-year-old woman, in whom computed tomography revealed a solitary mass shadow at the base of the left lung, underwent resection of the mass. Histopathological examination showed estrogen receptor-positive leiomyoma cells growing in cords and mixed with glandular structures composed of alveolar cells. These findings led to a diagnosis of benign metastatic leiomyoma. Read More

    Mining pathway associations for disease-related pathway activity analysis based on gene expression and methylation data.
    BioData Min 2017 1;10. Epub 2017 Feb 1.
    0000 0001 0661 1556grid.258803.4School of Electronics Engineering, Kyungpook National University, 80, Daehak-ro, Buk-gu, Daegu, 41566 Republic of Korea.
    Background: The problem of discovering genetic markers as disease signatures is of great significance for the successful diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis of complex diseases. Even if many earlier studies worked on identifying disease markers from a variety of biological resources, they mostly focused on the markers of genes or gene-sets (i.e. Read More

    Cystoscopic Evaluation of Bladder Leiomyoma.
    Urology 2017 Feb 1. Epub 2017 Feb 1.
    Department of Urology, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA.
    We report the case of a 40-year-old woman with a history of uterine polyps and 3 months worth of gross hematuria who was found to have a bladder mass on cystoscopy. While this mass appeared benign visually, it demonstrated enhancement on axial imaging with increased internal vascularity on Doppler ultrasound. A transurethral resection demonstrated bladder leiomyoma. Read More

    Disparities in Fibroid Incidence, Prognosis, and Management.
    Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am 2017 Mar;44(1):81-94
    Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University, 2400 Pratt Street, Durham, NC 27705, USA.
    Health disparities in fibroid prevalence, prognosis, and treatment exist for underserved women. Access to fibroid treatment alternatives can have significant effect on choices and outcomes of fibroid disease. Read More

    Preoperative assessment of factors associated with difficulty in performing total laparoscopic hysterectomy.
    J Obstet Gynaecol Res 2017 Feb;43(2):320-329
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan.
    Aim: Our objective was to determine the preoperative factors associated with difficulty in total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH).

    Methods: This retrospective clinical study included 157 patients who underwent TLH for leiomyoma or adenomyosis between 2009 and 2013. All patients underwent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) before surgery. Read More

    To Morcellate or Not to Morcellate: A Cross-Sectional Survey Of Gynecologic Surgeons.
    JSLS 2017 Jan-Mar;21(1)
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, Great Neck, New York, USA.
    Background And Objectives: The inadvertent dissemination of uterine cancer cells with the power morcellator has received much attention in the press and a warning from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Read More

    [A Case of Esophageal Submucosal Tumor Undiagnosed Preoperatively and Treated with Thoracoscopic Enucleation].
    Gan To Kagaku Ryoho 2016 Nov;43(12):2175-2177
    Dept. of Gastroenterological, Breast and Endocrine Surgery, Yamaguchi University Graduate School of Medicine.
    An asymptomatic 35-year-old man visited our hospital because of an esophageal abnormality identified on a medical check-up. Gastrointestinal endoscopic examination revealed a 4 cm diameter submucosal tumor(SMT)in the upper esophagus. endoscopic ultrasound fine-needle aspiration biopsy(EUS-FNAB)was performed. Read More

    [A Case of Disseminated Peritoneal Leiomyomatosis with Several Recurrences].
    Gan To Kagaku Ryoho 2016 Nov;43(12):1690-1692
    Dept. of Surgery, Aomori Prefectural Central Hospital.
    A 60's woman had undergone abdominal total hysterectomy due to uterine leiomyoma 17 years previously. She underwent resection of multiple intra-abdominal tumors 9 years previously, and was diagnosed with disseminated peritoneal leiomyomatosis. Because of several recurrences, she was referred to our hospital and treated with GnRH agonist therapy. Read More

    Spontaneous Rupture of a Leiomyoma Causing Life-Threatening Intra-Abdominal Hemorrhage.
    Case Rep Obstet Gynecol 2017 3;2017:3701450. Epub 2017 Jan 3.
    Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center, 5th Floor, 1300 Morris Park Avenue, Bronx, NY 10461, USA.
    Background. Uterine fibroids are common benign tumors in women. Clinical manifestations are well known. Read More

    Identification of Differentially Expressed K-Ras Transcript Variants in Patients With Leiomyoma.
    Reprod Sci 2017 Jan 1:1933719116689596. Epub 2017 Jan 1.
    3 Molecular Medicine Department, Pasteur Institute of Iran, Tehran, Iran.
    Purpose: Molecular studies have demonstrated a wide range of gene expression variations in uterine leiomyoma. The rat sarcoma virus/rapidly accelerated fibrosarcoma/mitogen-activated protein kinase (RAS/RAF/MAPK) is the crucial cellular pathway in transmitting external signals into nucleus. Deregulation of this pathway contributes to excessive cell proliferation and tumorigenesis. Read More

    Preperitoneal Fat Thicknesses, Lipid Profile, and Oxidative Status in Women With Uterine Fibroids.
    Reprod Sci 2017 Jan 1:1933719116689598. Epub 2017 Jan 1.
    2 Woman's Health Sciences Department, Gynecologic Section, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy.
    Purpose: There is growing evidence supporting a possible role for metabolic syndrome and its determinants, such as dyslipidemia, in uterine fibroid (UF) pathogenesis. The present study aims to investigate the association between UFs and visceral and subcutaneous fat thickness (SFT), lipid profile, and oxidative and antioxidative status.

    Methods: In this cross-sectional study, 35 patients diagnosed with UFs and 15 women without UFs were enrolled. Read More

    Morcellating uterine mesenchymal tumors: The pathologist's view.
    J Obstet Gynaecol Res 2017 Jan 25. Epub 2017 Jan 25.
    2nd Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical School National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece.
    Aim: The study was conducted to delineate the histological problems in diagnosing uterine mesenchymal tumors in morcellated material.

    Methods: All cases of morcellated uteri performed between 2008 and 2014 were reviewed. The incidence of unexpected malignancy, defined as any neoplasm with a clear-cut diagnosis of leiomyosarcoma (LMS) or endometrial stromal sarcoma (ESS), was noted. Read More

    Non-puerperal Uterine Inversion Presented with Hypovolemic Shock.
    J Menopausal Med 2016 Dec 31;22(3):184-187. Epub 2016 Dec 31.
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital, Pusan National University School of Medicine, Yangsan, Korea.
    We report a non-puerperal uterine inversion with nulliparous women caused by huge pedunculated submucosal fibroid. Massive bleeding from protruding mass through vagina brought the heart to stop in 42-year-old nulliparous woman. She became cardiopulmonary resuscitation survivor in emergency room and then underwent laparotomy which ended in successful myomectomy rather than hysterectomy considering her demand for future fertility. Read More

    Expulsion of Fibroids to the Endometrial Cavity after Magnetic Resonance Imaging-guided High Intensity Focused Ultrasound Surgery (MRgFUS) Treatment of Intramural Uterine Fibroids.
    J Menopausal Med 2016 Dec 31;22(3):139-145. Epub 2016 Dec 31.
    Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pusan National University School of Medicine, Busan, Korea.
    Objectives: This report seeks to introduce some cases of the patients who received magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-guided high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) surgery (MRgFUS)-based intramural uterine fibroids treatment where the post-MRgFUS intramural uterine fibroids decreased in its volume and protruded towards the endometrial cavity to be expelled by hysteroscopy.

    Methods: Of the 157 patients who had received MRgFUS treatment in the Obstetrics and Gynecology of the Hospital from March, 2015 to February, 2016; this study examined 6 of the cases where, after high intensity focused ultrasound treatment, intramural uterine fibroids protruded towards the endometrial cavity to be removed by hysteroscopic myomectomy. The high intensity focused ultrasound utilized in the cases were Philips Achieva 1. Read More

    Pulmonary benign metastasizing leiomyoma presented as acute respiratory distress.
    Respirol Case Rep 2017 Mar 19;5(2):e00216. Epub 2017 Jan 19.
    Université Paris Descartes Sorbonne Paris Cité and AP-HP Paris France.
    Benign metastasizing leiomyoma (BML) is a very rare condition and is characterized by the presence of benign smooth muscle tumours in organs distant from the uterus, most commonly the lung. It generally affects women of reproductive age and prognostic is usually excellent. However, the course of the disease is unpredictable. Read More

    Tranilast Inhibits Genes Functionally Involved in Cell Proliferation, Fibrosis, and Epigenetic Regulation and Epigenetically Induces miR-29c Expression in Leiomyoma Cells.
    Reprod Sci 2016 Jan 1:1933719116682878. Epub 2016 Jan 1.
    1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and LA Biomed Research Institute, Torrance, CA, USA.
    Tranilast (N-3,4-dimethoxycinnamoyl anthranilic acid) is an antiallergic agent with inhibitory effects on cell proliferation and extracellular matrix production. Here we assess the effect of tranilast on the expression of miR-29c and genes functionally involved in cell proliferation, fibrosis, and epigenetic regulation in isolated leiomyoma smooth muscle cells (LSMC). Tranilast significantly inhibited the rate of LSMC proliferation, which was associated with downregulation of cell cycle progression genes cyclin D1 (CCND1) and cyclin-dependent kinase 2 (CDK2) expression at messenger RNA and protein levels ( P < . Read More

    Endometrial Myomectomy; A Novel Surgical Method during Cesarean Section.
    J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 2017 Jan 23:1-15. Epub 2017 Jan 23.
    b Chief of Minimal Invasive Gynecology and Research, Female Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery and Urogynecology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The University of Texas Medical Branch , United States.
    Study Objective: Comparing surgical outcomes of a novel surgical technique Endometrial Myomectomy (EM) to serosal myomectomy (SM) during Ceserean Section (CS).

    Design: Retrospective cohort study(Canadian task force classification level II 1) Setting: Private Hospital Patients: Fourty six women with leiomyomas during cesarean section Interventions: Endometrial myomectomy and serosal myomectomy during cesarean section between 2013 and 2016.

    Main Outcome Measures: Total 22 consequtive cases (Group 1) underwent EM in the last 2 years. Read More

    Laparoscopic myomectomy: A single centre retrospective review of 514 patients.
    J Minim Invasive Gynecol 2017 Jan 16. Epub 2017 Jan 16.
    Women's Health Division, University College London Hospital, 250 Euston Road, London NW1 2PG, United Kingdom. Electronic address:
    Study Objective: To review surgical outcomes and histopathological findings following laparoscopic myomectomy by a team at a university teaching hospital.

    Design: This was a retrospective review of consecutive cases of laparoscopic myomectomy carried out by members of our minimal access surgery team between January 2004 and December 2015.

    Design Classification: Canadian Task Force Classification II-3 SETTING: University Teaching Hospital PATIENTS: Women undergoing laparoscopic myomectomy INTERVENTIONS: Laparoscopic myomectomy MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS: We collected women's demographic data, clinical histories and surgical outcomes, including complication rates and the incidence of undiagnosed uterine malignancy. Read More

    Urinary Obstruction of Transplanted Kidney Caused by Uterine Adenomyosis and 2-Year Posthysterectomy Psoas Abscess in Conjunction with Transplanted Kidney.
    Case Rep Transplant 2016 20;2016:7142537. Epub 2016 Dec 20.
    Department of Urology, Kanazawa University Hospital, 13-1 Takara-machi, Kanazawa, Japan.
    Urinary obstruction of the transplanted kidney caused by uterine leiomyoma is an extremely rare condition. To the best of our knowledge, there are only two reports in English literature. Psoas abscess secondary to renal graft pyelonephritis is also uncommon. Read More

    A Foregut Duplication Cyst of the Stomach in Association with a Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor and a Leiomyoma: A Case Report.
    Case Rep Pathol 2016 21;2016:1537240. Epub 2016 Dec 21.
    Department of Pathology, Institut Universitaire de Cardiologie et de Pneumologie de Québec, Quebec City, QC, Canada.
    Objectives. Duplication cysts are rare benign lesions usually arising in the gastrointestinal tract. We report a case of a 52-year-old woman with an incidental gastric mass found on computed tomography during a pregraft workup for a familial cardiomyopathy. Read More

    Intramural esophageal tumors.
    Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol 2016 Dec 30;13(4):319-321. Epub 2016 Dec 30.
    Clinic of Thoracic Surgery and Respiratory Rehabilitation, Medical University of Lodz, M. Copernicus Provincial Specialist Hospital, Lodz, Poland.
    Introduction: Intramural esophageal tumors (IET) are located between unchanged mucous membrane and muscularis mucosae. They can be both benign and malignant.

    Aim: To evaluate diagnostic and therapeutic difficulties of IET. Read More

    Controlled-release oxycodone improves pain management after uterine artery embolisation for symptomatic fibroids.
    Clin Radiol 2017 Jan 13. Epub 2017 Jan 13.
    Department of Interventional Radiology, Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, 627 Albert Einstein Street, São Paulo, SP 05652-900, Brazil.
    Aim: To evaluate if pre- and post-procedure administration of controlled-release oxycodone (CRO) in combination with standard analgesia improves pain control and decreases the amount of required post-procedure opioids in uterine fibroid embolisation (UFE).

    Materials And Methods: Between January 2009 and March 2010, 60 consecutive women were prospectively randomised in two groups for UFE: the control group, in which 30 patients underwent the standard anaesthetic procedure and the CRO group, in which 30 patients underwent the standard anaesthetic procedure with the addition of CRO. Age, pain, nausea/vomiting, fibroid volume, length of hospital stay, and use and dose of morphine received via the patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) device in both groups were evaluated to compare the two methods of pain control. Read More

    The significance of histologic examination of gastrectomy specimens: a clinicopathologic study of 511 cases.
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 2016 Nov 15. Epub 2016 Nov 15.
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA.
    Background: Sleeve gastrectomy (SG) is quickly becoming the preferred procedure for bariatric surgery. According to the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery guidelines, routine preoperative upper gastrointestinal endoscopies are not recommended universally for bariatric surgery. Some studies have shown that the histologic examination of SG specimens is insignificant and not a cost-effective practice. Read More

    Predictive features for histology of gastric subepithelial lesions.
    Arq Gastroenterol 2017 Jan-Mar;54(1):11-15
    Departamento de Gastroenterologia, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de São Paulo, SP, Brasil.
    Background: - Gastric subepithelial lesion is a relatively common diagnosis after routine upper endoscopy. The diagnostic workup of an undetermined gastric subepithelial lesion should take into consideration clinical and endoscopic features.

    Objective: - We aimed to investigate the association between patients' characteristics, endoscopic and echographic features with the histologic diagnosis of the gastric subepithelial lesions. Read More

    Association of FAS A-670G Polymorphism and Risk of Uterine Leiomyoma in a Southeast Iranian Population.
    Rep Biochem Mol Biol 2016 Oct;5(1):51-55
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Iran.
    Background: Uterine leiomyoma (UL) is a benign tumor of uterine smooth muscle that affects women in reproductive ages. FAS has an important role in initial stages of apoptosis. Previous studies have shown an association between the FAS gene and tumorigenesis. Read More

    Periprocedural outcomes comparing fibroid embolization and focused ultrasound: a randomized controlled trial and comprehensive cohort analysis.
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 2017 Jan 5. Epub 2017 Jan 5.
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. Electronic address:
    Background: Uterine fibroids are a common problem for reproductive-aged women, yet little comparative effectiveness research is available to guide treatment choice. Uterine artery embolization and magnetic resonance imaging-guided focused ultrasound surgery are minimally invasive therapies approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for treating symptomatic uterine fibroids. The Fibroid Interventions: Reducing Symptoms Today and Tomorrow study is the first randomized controlled trial to compare these 2 fibroid treatments. Read More

    Prise en charge des fibromes utérins en présence d'une infertilité autrement inexpliquée.
    J Obstet Gynaecol Can 2016 Dec 4;38(12S):S597-S608. Epub 2017 Jan 4.
    Montréal (Québec).
    Objectif: Formuler des recommandations quant à la façon optimale d'assurer la prise en charge des fibromes dans le contexte de l'infertilité. Les options habituelles et novatrices de prise en charge des fibromes seront analysées en mettant l'accent sur leur applicabilité chez les femmes qui souhaitent obtenir une grossesse.

    Options: La prise en charge des fibromes chez les femmes qui souhaitent obtenir une grossesse met d'abord en jeu la documentation de la présence des fibromes en question et la détermination de la probabilité que ces derniers affectent le potentiel génésique. Read More

    Acral and digital angioleiomyomata: 14-year experience at the Cleveland Clinic and review of the literature.
    J Cutan Pathol 2017 Jan 5. Epub 2017 Jan 5.
    Dermatology and Plastic Surgery Institute, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio.
    Background: Angioleiomyoma is a benign neoplasm thought to derive from the tunica media of small venous vessels. Angioleiomyomata most frequently occur in the lower extremities with less common occurrences on the trunk, head and upper extremities. Few cases of acral and digital angioleiomyoma have been described in the literature. Read More

    Cecal Leiomyoma: Can We Attempt Endoscopic Resection?
    Gastroenterology Res 2016 Dec 23;9(6):105-107. Epub 2016 Dec 23.
    Division of Gastroenterology, Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center, 1650 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10457, USA; Department of Medicine, Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center, 1650 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10457, USA.
    Gastrointestinal leiomyomas are smooth muscle tumors arising from the muscularis mucosae, muscularis propriae and possibly from smooth muscle of the vessel wall. Management depends on the size, location and the clinical scenario. Endoscopic snare cauterization with or without saline lift has been described in literature for tumors involving the left colon. Read More

    An Unusual Cause of Postabortal Fever Requiring Prompt Surgical Intervention: A Pyomyoma and its Imaging Features.
    Oman Med J 2017 Jan;32(1):73-76
    Radiodiagnosis, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India.
    Pyomyoma is an unusual complication of leiomyoma, occurring most commonly in the postpartum, postabortal, and post-menopausal periods. It develops due to infection in necrotic foci within leiomyoma, which is more common during pregnancy due to rapid growth, and in postmenopausal women due to vascular insufficiency. Other contributing factors are curettage, gynecological surgery, cervical stenosis, immunodeficiency, and recently, uterine artery embolization. Read More

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