Benign metastasizing leiomyoma: a rare cause of multiple pulmonary nodules.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Benign metastasizing leiomyoma (BML) is a rare cause of pulmonary nodules that occurs when uterine leiomyomas metastasize to the lung. The management of these lesions varies from resection and hysterectomy to nonsurgical treatments such as hormonal therapy. We report a case of a 45-year-old woman with multiple nodules of the right lung identified during preoperative imaging before her hysterectomy for uterine fibroids.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Rege, AS; Snyder, JA; Scott, WJ

Published Date

  • June 2012

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 93 / 6

Start / End Page

  • e149 - e151

PubMed ID

  • 22632533

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1552-6259

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2011.12.047


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Netherlands