Title

Multiple, small bilateral pulmonary nodules on thoracic CT in a patient with chronic cough: A common presentation for an uncommon diagnosis

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

5-1-2012

Journal

Clinical Pulmonary Medicine

Volume

19

Issue

3

DOI

10.1097/CPM.0b013e318250b51b

Keywords

benign metastasizing leiomyoma; cough; fibroids; nodule; thoracic CT; thoracoscopy

Abstract

Patients with multiple, bilateral small pulmonary nodules are commonly encountered in practice. Typically such nodules result from metastatic disease or infections, however, rare disorders also present in this manner. Benign metastasizing leiomyoma (BML) is a rare entity, typically affecting middle-aged women with a history of uterine fibroids. BML often metastasizes to lungs, appearing as multiple small nodules. We report a woman with BML presenting with an unremitting, chronic cough and small pulmonary nodules on thoracic computed tomography, and review the literature surrounding this rare entity. © 2012 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

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