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A case of myomatous erythrocytosis syndrome associated with a large uterine leiomyoma.

Authors
  • Ono, Yosuke
  • Hidaka, Takao
  • Fukuta, Kaori
  • Kouchi, Keiko
  • Yasoshima, Kuniaki
  • Takagawa, Kiyoshi
  • Arai, Takashi
Type
Published Article
Journal
Case reports in obstetrics and gynecology
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2014
Volume
2014
Pages
602139–602139
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1155/2014/602139
PMID: 24551466
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Several etiologies have been proposed for erythrocytosis associated with uterine leiomyoma. We report a case of erythrocytosis associated with a large uterine leiomyoma, in which specific immunostaining for erythropoietin was positive. A 55-year-old woman, gravida 0, para 0, was referred to our hospital for treatment for a large uterine myoma and erythrocytosis. She had no vaginal bleeding after she reached menopause at 50 years old. She had severe polycythemia: hemoglobin (Hb), 19.9 g/dL; red blood cell count (RBC), 6.65 × 10(6)/mm(3); hematocrit, (Hct) 59.1%. An abdominal simple hysterectomy was performed, and a pathological examination confirmed the diagnosis of leiomyoma of the uterus. In addition, immunostaining demonstrated that the cytoplasm of the leiomyoma cells was strongly positive for erythropoietin. After the operation, the patient's hemoglobin and hematocrit levels normalized, and we diagnosed her condition as myomatous erythrocytosis syndrome.

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