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Rare disease
Follow-up in patients with disseminated peritoneal leiomyomatosis: a report of an unusual, high-risk case
  1. Santhini Jeyarajah1,
  2. Andre Chow1,
  3. Josephine Lloyd2,
  4. Emmanouil Zacharakis1,
  5. Sanjay Purkayastha1,
  6. Paris Tekkis1
  1. 1
    St Mary’s Hospital, Academic Surgical Unit, Praed Street, London, W2 1NY, UK
  2. 2
    St Mary’s Hospital, Department of Histopathology, Praed Street, London, W2 1NY, UK
  1. Sanjay Purkayastha, s.purkayastha{at}


Leiomyomatosis peritonei disseminata is a condition seen uncommonly in states of oestrogen hypersecretion in women of childbearing age. There are no clear guidelines for the primary management and follow-up of these patients. Here, a rare case in a postmenopausal woman with a normal hormonal state who may be considered higher risk is presented, with a review suggesting a management pathway in these patients.

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  • Patient consent: Patient/guardian consent was obtained for publication.