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STUMP, a surprise finding in a large fibroid uterus in a 20-year-old woman

Authors Hughes L, Roex A, Parange A

Received 11 October 2017

Accepted for publication 10 February 2018

Published 7 May 2018 Volume 2018:10 Pages 211—214

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/IJWH.S153838

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Lara Hughes, Alphonse Roex, Anupam Parange

Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, The Lyell McEwin Hospital, Adelaide, SA, Australia

Abstract: We report on a case of a 20-year-old nulliparous woman with menorrhagia associated with a smooth muscle tumor of uncertain malignant potential (STUMP) that was responsive to Goserelin. This case details the investigation and management of a young woman who desires ongoing fertility preservation. STUMP is a rare uterine tumor with a paucity of literature available regarding management and subsequent malignant potential, particularly in the case of a patient who desires fertility preservation.

Keywords: smooth muscle tumor of uncertain malignant potential, STUMP, malignant potential, fertility preservation, fibroid uterus

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