Multiple cutaneous and uterine leiomyomatosis syndrome: A review

Sonal Choudhary, Michael Mcleod, Daniele Torchia, Paolo Romanelli

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Abstract

Multiple cutaneous and uterine leiomyomatosis is an autosomal dominant disease characterized by leiomyomas of the skin and uterus. A small proportion of patients affected by multiple cutaneous and uterine leiomyomatosis will develop renal cell carcinoma and this condition is known as hereditary leiomyomatosis and renal cell carcinoma. Diagnosis usually occurs during histological analysis of a cutaneous biopsy. Management should involve a multidisciplinary team along with periodical radiological studies to closely monitor tumor size in the uterus and kidneys. Gonadotropin-releasing hormone analogues are helpful in reducing the size of uterine fibroids.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)16-21
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology
Volume6
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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