Leiomyomatosis with multiple extrauterine pulmonary sites: an unusual case report

Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol. 2008;35(1):86-8.


The objective of the present study is to present a case of a 48-year-old woman with leiomyomatosis and multiple pulmonary metastases. The classification, pathophysiology, clinical signs, treatment and prognosis of this rare case are discussed. Leiomyomatosis is potentially life-threatening while patients with pulmonary metastases are usually asymptomatic and the condition is incidentally discovered. The treatment of leiomyomatosis is not standardized and many possible variations are under investigation. Still the prognosis is usually excellent.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hysterectomy
  • Leiomyomatosis / pathology
  • Leiomyomatosis / surgery*
  • Lung Neoplasms / secondary*
  • Middle Aged
  • Ovariectomy
  • Uterine Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Uterine Neoplasms / surgery