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Zentralbl Gynakol. 1989;111(24):1624-8.

[Disseminated peritoneal leiomyomatosis. A case report].

[Article in German]

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Gynäkologisch-geburtshilflichen Abteilung, Kreiskrankenhauses/Kreispoliklinik Parchim.


Leiomyomatosis peritonealis disseminata (LPD) is a rare benign and mostly asymptomatic disease only occurring in women of reproductive age. Because of the disseminated appearance of multiple subperitoneal nodules malignancy is frequently simulated. A report is given on a case of LPD in a 38 year old woman. Today the cause of LPD is seen in a specific hormonal stimulation of the pluripotent subperitoneal mesenchyma of the müllerian duct in the minor pelvis. An individual disposition is discussed. Radical operation procedures are not indicated because of the good prognosis of this disease. A further application of oral contraceptives or further pregnancies cannot be recommended for such cases of reproductive age.

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