Korean J Obstet Gynecol.  2007 Aug;50(8):1180-1185.

A case of huge uterine myoma associated with pulmonary thromboembolism

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Bundang CHA General Hospital, Pocheon CHA University, College of Medicine, Seongnam-Si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea. ia0022@hanmail.net
  • 2Department of Pathology, Bundang CHA General Hospital, Pocheon CHA University, College of Medicine, Seongnam-Si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea.
  • 3Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Bundang CHA General Hospital, Pocheon CHA University, College of Medicine, Seongnam-Si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea.
  • 4Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Cheil General Hospital, Kwan-Dong University, College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a serious illness sometimes causing death due to acute pulmonary thromboembolism (PTE). Blood stasis of the pelvic vein is a major etiologic factor for DVT. Occasionally a huge uterine myoma can cause compression of the pelvic venous system leading to DVT. We experienced a very rare case of pulmonary thromboembolism in a 45-year-old woman with a huge uterine myoma and no other recognized risk factors for PTE and DVT. The patient was successfully treated with thrombolytic and anticoagulation therapy associated with total hysterectomy.

Keyword

Pulmonary thromboembolism; Deep vein thrombosis; Uterine myoma

MeSH Terms

Female
Humans
Hysterectomy
Leiomyoma*
Middle Aged
Pulmonary Embolism*
Risk Factors
Veins
Venous Thrombosis
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