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Obstet Gynecol. 1980 Jan;55(1):122-5.

Leiomyomatosis peritonealis disseminata associated with pregnancy.


The first reported case in the English literature involving leiomyomatosis peritonealis disseminata (LPD) and a subsequent pregnancy is presented. A review of the literature revealed only 8 previous cases-all of which were treated by tubal ligation or surgical castration. The patient in this report was 22 years of age at the time of diagnosis, the youngest age at which LPD is known to have occurred. The LPD was first noted at primary cesarean section, and 20 months later at a second cesarean section performed at 35 1/2 weeks' gestation, the LPD had advanced to a stage that suggested possible malignancy. All biopsy specimens were subsequently reported as benign LPD.

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