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Ann Thorac Surg. 2012 Jun;93(6):e149-51. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2011.12.047.

Benign metastasizing leiomyoma: a rare cause of multiple pulmonary nodules.

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Department of Surgical Oncology, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19111, USA.


Benign metastasizing leiomyoma (BML) is a rare cause of pulmonary nodules that occurs when uterine leiomyomas metastasize to the lung. The management of these lesions varies from resection and hysterectomy to nonsurgical treatments such as hormonal therapy. We report a case of a 45-year-old woman with multiple nodules of the right lung identified during preoperative imaging before her hysterectomy for uterine fibroids.

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