Disseminated Peritoneal Leiomyomatosis After Uterine Artery Embolization
Disseminated peritoneal leiomyomatosis (DPL) is a rare variant of extrauterine leiomyomatosis with reported spontaneous and iatrogenic occurrences. It has been associated with hysterectomy and myomectomy. To our knowledge, reports have not yet substantiated occurrence following uterine artery embolization (UAE), which has become a routine minimally invasive alternative to surgery for the treatment of symptomatic leiomyomata. This report presents the case of a nulliparous premenopausal woman with no other contributory history who presented with DPL 3 years after UAE. The presentation of this patient suggests the potential for a causal relationship between UAE and DPL.
KeywordsUterine artery embolization Uterine fibroid embolization Disseminated peritoneal leiomyomatosis Leiomyomatosis peritonealis disseminata
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Beau Toskich is an advisor to Boston Scientific. The other authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.
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