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Obstet Gynecol. 2000 Nov;96(5 Pt 2):826-8.

Large uterine myoma with erythropoietin messenger RNA and erythrocytosis.

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  • 1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Keiju Medical Center, Nanao, Japan. kohama@yu.incl.ne.jp

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Myomatous erythrocytosis syndrome (erythrocytosis associated with a uterine myoma) has multiple proposed etiologies, one of which is altered erythropoietin production.

CASE:

A 28-year-old woman, gravida 0, para 0, presented with a solitary, degenerated uterine myoma that was 34-36 weeks' gestational size and erythrocytosis. After GnRH agonist treatment and myomectomy, the tumor was analyzed by reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction. Specific erythropoietin primer with erythropoietin messenger RNA was noted.

CONCLUSION:

Erythropoietin production by myomata might cause erythrocytosis in myomatous erythrocytosis syndrome.

PMID:
11094224
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