SESSION TITLE: Rare Pulmonary Disorders
SESSION TYPE: Student/Resident Case Report Slide
PRESENTED ON: Monday, October 24, 2016 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
INTRODUCTION: Benign metastasizing leiomyoma (BML) is a rare condition characterised by the unusual growth of leiomyomatous lung lesions, typically found in premenopausal women with a history of uterine fibroids. Most patients are asymptomatic but some rapidly progress to respiratory failure and death. The pathogenesis for BML includes hormone-sensitive in-situ proliferation of smooth muscle bundles, or the transport of smooth muscle cells from a uterine leiomyoma to distant sites in the lung, particularly after surgical procedures involving manipulation of pre-existing uterine leiomyoma.