A first description of benign metastasizing leiomyoma of the lung from madagascar: A brief review of the literature

Document Type : Case Report


1 Thoracic Surgeon, University Hospital of Joseph Ravoahangy Andrianavalona, Department of Surgery & Division of Thoracic Surgery. Faculty of Medecine, University of Antananarivo, Madagascar.

2 Pathologist, University Hospital of Joseph Ravoahangy Andrianavalona, Department of Fundamental science & Division of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine. Faculty of Medecine, University of Antananarivo. Madagascar


Benign metastatic leiomyoma (BML) spreading in the lung is rare entities predominantly in a young woman. To our knowledge, our observation is the first description of benign metastasizing leiomyoma of the lung from Madagascar.We describe a case of 44-year-old of Malagasy origin, asymptomatic, non-smoking woman who had a history of hysterectomy for myoma three years earlier. Chest computed tomography (CT) revealed multiple well defned nodular shadows in the lung. One tumor of the middle lobe was resected by lateral thoracotomy. The resected lesion consisted of benign spindle cells and was diagnosed as BML. Through this clinical case, we present the first case report of a BML patient from Madagascar. The aim of this article is to take stock of the knowledge relating to this rare affection, and to propose management in accordance with the current literature



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