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Revista Cubana de Obstetricia y Ginecología

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SARDUY NAPOLES, Miguel et al. Giant uterine myomatosis. Rev Cubana Obstet Ginecol [online]. 2009, vol.35, n.3, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1561-3062.

The large size of some tumors has been described with surprise over the time. Among them are included the gynecologic ones, on which are presented cases of an enormous growth and the uterine and ovarian types are also included. The largest size of a tumor was described by Hunt in 1888 as a necropsy finding, which weighing 63,5 kg. Terminology of these large size tumors include very varied and confused epithets: "inmenses", "huges", "extensive", "bulkies", "mass", "larges", "very larges", "giants" , and "gigantics". Beachman et al, in 1971 defined as "giants" the uterine or ovarian tumors weighing more than 25 pounds (11,3 kg). Briceño-Pérez et al in 2001 proposed the use of the term "large uterine myomas" (LUM) for those weighing between 0,8 kg (limit weight established by Beacham et al for the giant uterine myomas). Present case was operated on in January 20, 2009 in Medical and Surgical Researches Center, performing a total hysterectomy diagnosed with uterine giant myomatosis weighing 11,31 kg. Authors made recommendations on surgical management of patients presenting giant gynecological tumors.

Keywords : Giant myomatosis; fibroma; leiomyoma.

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