Disseminated Peritoneal Leiomyomatosis

DOI : http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0717-95022014000200047
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Hugo Benítez Cáceres; Vania Van Der Linde Rosemberg & Roxana Parra Lara


The disseminated peritoneal leiomyomatosis is a rare occurrence characterized by the presence of numerous smooth muscle nodules on peritoneal or subperitoneal surfaces. These tumors express hormone receptors and usually develop in patients of reproductive age. In our literature review we found reports from 1976 and until 2011, describing about 140 cases. We report a case diagnosed as disseminated peritoneal leiomyomatosis in a 40-year-old woman. We describe surgical data, macro and microscopic pathological examination and we present photographs and a review of different clinical aspects of the disease.

KEY WORDS: Leiomyomatosis, Leiomyoma.

How to cite this article

BENÍTEZ, C. H.; VAN DER LINDE, R. V. & PARRA, L. R. Disseminated peritoneal leiomyomatosis. Int. J. Morphol., 32(2):666-670, 2014.