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J Clin Neurosci. 2011 Aug;18(8):1135-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jocn.2011.01.004. Epub 2011 Jun 11.

Serial spread of benign metastasizing leiomyoma to the thoracic spine.

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Department of Neurosurgery, John Hunter Hospital, 1 Lookout Road, New Lambton, New South Wales 2305, Australia. sujenjayakody@gmail.com

Abstract

Benign metastasizing leiomyoma (BML) is a rare condition due to a histologically benign smooth muscle tumour originating from a uterine leiomyoma. It rarely affects the spine to cause spinal cord compression. Here we report a patient with serial metastases to the thoracic spine causing neurological compromise. The rapid spread of BML in this patient illustrates an aggressive manifestation of a usually benign indolent tumour.

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21658956
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10.1016/j.jocn.2011.01.004
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