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Table 1 Summary of selected cases of BML

From: Benign metastasizing leiomyoma of the lung

  Number of patients Interval between uterine surgery and diagnosis of BML Size or type of uterine myoma Adjuvant treatment Outcome (follow-up period)
Rivera et al.[3] 2 11 years 6 cm GnRH agonist, tamoxifen, aromatase inhibitor 5 years
   3 years 22 × 16 × 10 cm, intramural GnRH agonist tamoxifen, aromatase inhibitor 2 years
Egberts et al.[4]. 1 10 years - GnRH agonist 3 years
Mogi et al. [31]. 1 7 years 14 m GnRH agonist -
Bodner-Alder et al.[32]. 1 1 year 6 × 7 cm, subserosal GnRH agonist 3 months
Nasu et al.[10]. 1 10 years - Aromatase inhibitor 15 months
Beck et al. [33]. 1 5 years 10 × 10 cm, 8 × 8 cm subserosal Progesterone 1 year
Wentling et al. [34]. 1 6 years 5 cm Progesterone 3 years
Goyle et al. [11]. 1 5 years - progesterone 3 months
Moon et al. [9]. 1 - 6 × 5 cm observation 6 months
Awonuga et al.[35]. 2 3 years 21 cm Observation -
   6 years Six, ~30 cm (multiple) Tamoxifen 2 years
Ki et al. (this case report) 4 None Small Observation 16 years
   None 10 × 10 cm Observation 3 months
   7 years 8 × 8 cm, 5 × 7 cm Observation 2 months
   11 years 10.5 × 8 cm, subserosal Observation 2 years