Uterine Smooth-Muscle Tumors with Unusual Growth Patterns

Mercedes Espada Vaquero, Javier F. Magrina, Kevin O. Leslie

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Uterine smooth-muscle tumors with unusual growth patterns include a variety of neoplastic lesions characterized histologically by their similarity to adult smooth muscle tissue. The 3 primary neoplasms are intravenous leiomyomatosis, benign metastasizing leiomyoma, and leiomyomatosis peritonealis disseminata. We present a review of the recent literature along with the clinical and pathologic features of 5 illustrative cases from Mayo Clinic Arizona, Scottsdale.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)263-268
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 2009


  • Benign metastasizing leiomyoma
  • Intravenous leiomyomatosis
  • Leiomyomatosis peritonealis disseminata
  • Uterine smooth-muscle tumors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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