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Journal Article
Author, Analytic
Coard, K. ; Plummer, J.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
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Article Title
Massive multilocular cystic leiomyoma of the uterus: an extreme example of hydropic degeneration
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Journal Title
South Med J
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Date of Publication
2007
Volume ID
100
Issue ID
3
Page(s)
309-12
Language
eng
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ISSN
0038-4348 (Print)
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Abstract
A 49-year-old woman underwent laparotomy for an undiagnosed, extremely large abdominal mass. At surgery, this was discovered to be a uterine tumor and she was subjected to a subtotal hysterectomy. Pathologic examination of the uterus revealed a multilocular cystic mass containing over 18 L of fluid that was established on histology to be a markedly hydropic leiomyoma. This case describes a very uncommon growth pattern of leiomyoma of the uterus that has only been occasionally described previously. We propose the name multilocular, cystic leiomyoma for this variant.....
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