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Clin Imaging. 2014 May-Jun;38(3):330-2. doi: 10.1016/j.clinimag.2014.01.008. Epub 2014 Feb 7.

Pulmonary leiomyomas in a patient with bilateral renal cell cancer mimicking pulmonary metastases.

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  • 1Division of Thoracic Surgery, Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC.
  • 2Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC.
  • 3Department of Radiology, Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC.
  • 4Division of Thoracic Surgery, Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC. Electronic address: addgujfjui@gmail.com.

Abstract

Pulmonary benign metastasizing leiomyoma (PBML) characterized by uterine leiomyoma in the lung is very rare. Here we report the case of a 55-year-old woman with a history of surgically resected multiple uterine leiomyomas who was histopathologically diagnosed with PBML associated with bilateral primary renal cell carcinoma (RCC). Clinicians should be aware of this unusual entity and consider pulmonary leiomyoma as a differential diagnosis in asymptomatic women with primary RCC and a history of hysterectomy for leiomyoma.

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KEYWORDS:

Pulmonary leiomyoma; Pulmonary metastasis; Renal cell carcinoma

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