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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Pulmonary benign metastasizing leiomyoma: A report of 2 cases with different outcomes
Author: Benetti-Pinto, CL
Soares, PM
Petta, CA
De Angelo-Andrade, LAL
Abstract: BACKGROUND: Benign metastasizing leiomyoma (BML) of the lung is a rare manifestation of metastasis from a uterine myoma, in which its benign characteristics are maintained. The majority of cases are asymptomatic. CASES: Case 1 responded to the classic treatment Of oophorectomy, after which an improvement in symptoms was achieved. In case 2, however, symptoms appeared following oophorectomy and were treated with raloxifene. CONCLUSION: These cases show the uncertainty that exists with respect to the evolution and treatment Of symptomatic BML. Raloxifene is a therapeutic agent that has not been widely studied for this purpose but should be considered for inclusion in the arsenal of therapeutic options available.
Subject: leiomyoma
benign metastasizing leiomyoma
Country: EUA
Editor: Sci Printers & Publ Inc
Rights: fechado
Date Issue: 2006
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