Benign metastasizing uterine leiomyoma. Multiple lymph nodal metastases

Cancer. 1975 Dec;36(6):2206-13. doi: 10.1002/cncr.2820360938.


A case of histologically benign lymph nodal metastases from a uterine leiomyoma in a 27-year-old woman is reported. It is postulated that fragments of a leiomyoma, detached at the time of endometrial curettage, entered dilated lymphatic channels in or adjacent to a large projecting submucous leiomyoma, and seeded several pelvic and para-aortic lymph nodes. During an interval of 8 years, these grew slowly and did not infiltrate the perinodal tissues or give rise to secondary metastases.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Leiomyoma / pathology*
  • Lymphatic Metastasis
  • Neoplasm Seeding
  • Uterine Neoplasms / pathology*