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Benign metastasizing leiomyoma of the lung

Overview of attention for article published in World Journal of Surgical Oncology, October 2013
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Title
Benign metastasizing leiomyoma of the lung
Published in
World Journal of Surgical Oncology, October 2013
DOI 10.1186/1477-7819-11-279
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Authors

Eun Young Ki, Seon Jeong Hwang, Keun Ho Lee, Jong Sup Park, Soo Young Hur

Abstract

Benign leiomyomas of the uterus are uncommonly found in association with benign smooth muscle tumors beyond the confines of the uterus. Benign metastasizing leiomyoma (BML) is a rare disease in which the lung is described to be the most afflicted extrauterine organ. We present a brief review of the literature, along with case reports for four patients who were followed up after resection of a pulmonary lesion or after pathological confirmation by biopsy. The clinical course of BML varies from chronic asymptomatic appearance to rapid progression, leading to respiratory failure and death. Our BML patients did not complain of pulmonary symptoms, such as cough, dyspnea, or chest tightness. Pathology revealed benign leiomyomas with no atypia and mitotic activity <5 per 10 high-power field. Immunohistochemical staining was positive for actin and desmin. A standard treatment for BML has not yet been established. Because of the hormone-sensitive characteristics of BML, treatments are based on hormonal manipulation along with either surgical or medical oophorectomy. Benign metastasizing leiomyoma can be observed in postmenopausal women. We observed four patients who did not receive adjuvant hormonal therapy because they were postmenopausal or perimenopausal. All patients are still healthy and show no evidence of recurrence or progression of the disease.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Germany 1 50%
United Kingdom 1 50%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 6 300%
Student > Postgraduate 4 200%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 150%
Student > Master 3 150%
Student > Bachelor 2 100%
Other 8 400%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 21 1050%
Unspecified 4 200%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 50%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 27 February 2017.
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#1,661,198
of 9,122,902 outputs
Outputs from World Journal of Surgical Oncology
#55
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#25,711
of 146,410 outputs
Outputs of similar age from World Journal of Surgical Oncology
#1
of 32 outputs
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