Parasitic Leiomyoma Peritoneum—A Rare Case


Leiomyoma, benign tumors of smooth muscle origin, is one of the commonest uterine tumours in the reproductive age group and originates from the myometrium. While most leiomyomas are asymptomatic, they can grow and cause heavy and painful menstruation, painful sexual intercourse and urinary frequency and urgency. Extra uterine leiomyomas are rare, usually benign, they may theoretically arise from any anatomic site containing smooth muscle. Their presence in pre-peritoneal or within the anterior abdominal wall muscles is extremely uncommon and often masquerades as an adnexal mass leading to dilemmas in diagnosis.

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Sujatha, M. , Mamatha, S. , Poornima, M. , Srinivas, R. , Roy, P. and Jasmin, K. (2014) Parasitic Leiomyoma Peritoneum—A Rare Case. Open Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 4, 864-867. doi: 10.4236/ojog.2014.414121.

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