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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 37  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 68-70

Benign metastasizing leiomyoma and findings on fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/contrast-enhanced computed tomography


Department of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, Homi Bhabha National Institute, Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Dr. Sneha Shah
Department of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, Homi Bhabha National Institute, Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra
India
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DOI: 10.4103/ijnm.ijnm_118_21

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Benign metastasizing leiomyoma is a rare condition where benign smooth muscle tumors having a histological appearance similar to uterine leiomyoma are present at distant sites. This entity is commonly associated with a past history of hysterectomy done for uterine fibroids. The knowledge of the presence of significant fluorodeoxyglucose uptake in leiomyoma helped in the diagnosis of this condition in a 47-year-old patient who being evaluated for multiple unusual sites of metastases; this was further confirmed on histopathology.


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