IMR Press / CEOG / Volume 46 / Issue 3 / DOI: 10.12891/ceog4623.2019
Open Access Case Report
Diffuse leiomyomatosis of the cervix: a rare tumor in a rare location. A first report and literature analysis
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1 Zhejiang University, School of Medicine, Womens Hospital, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hangzhou, China

Co-first author

Clin. Exp. Obstet. Gynecol. 2019 , 46(3), 492–493; https://doi.org/10.12891/ceog4623.2019
Published: 10 June 2019
Abstract

Objective: Diffuse uterine leiomyomatosis (DUL) is rare and almost occurs in the corpus uteri without involving the cervix. Here the authors report a patient with DUL only involving the cervix. Case Report: A 42-year-old female was admitted to this hospital for prolonged menstruation and shortened menstrual cycle in September 2016. Repeated gynecologic and imaging examinations only confirmed an obvious enlargement of the cervix. After careful preoperative assessment, the patient underwent a well-prepared cervical resection procedure and the pathological report confirmed diffuse leiomyomatosis. Her menstrual cycle resumed normally after one month postoperatively. Conclusion: DUL only involving the cervix is extremely rare in clinic and doctors should assess symptoms and prescribe supplementary examinations individually in order to adopt the most appropriate treatment.

Keywords
Diffuse urerine leiomyomatosis (DUL)
Cervix
Cervical resection procedure
Diagnosis
Appropriate treatment
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