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Uterine angiomyolipoma with metastasis in a woman with tuberous sclerosis: a case report
S. J. Lee1, J. Y. Yoo2, S. H. Yoo3, Y. H. Seo3, J. H. Yoon1,*
1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, St.Vincent’s Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Suwon
2 Department of Clinical Pathology, St.Vincent’s Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Suwon
3 Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Soonchunhyang University Hospital, College of Medicine, Soonchunhyang University, Cheonan (Republic of Korea)
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2013, 34(4), 339–342;
Published: 10 August 2013
Extrarenal angiomyolipomas (AMLs) have been reported at various anatomical sites such as the liver, spleen, abdominal wall, retroperitoneum, oral cavity, penis, spermatic cord, skin, and lung but are infrequently described in gynecological regions. However, only a few cases of extrarenal AML in the uterus have been reported. The authors describe a case of uterine AML in a 41-year-old woman with evidence of tuberous sclerosis. Initial diagnosis concluded with myoma based on the interpretation of imaging and other pathological parameters. However, after successful laparoscopic surgical staging, AML was diagnosed. To date, the feasibility of laparoscopic surgical diagnosis and the risks associated with this technique have not been reported. The authors briefly review the implementation of laparoscopic surgical staging to diagnose uterine AML.