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Ginekologia i Poloznictwo
ISSN 1896-3315 e-ISSN 1898-0759

Parasitic leiomyoma peritoneum in a patient without prior surgery of genital organs ? a case report


Author(s): Marcin Sidorowicz, Krzysztof Nowosielski, Henryk Kędziora, Krzysztof Sodowski

Leiomyoma is the most common benign tumor of the uterus. Diagnosis is usually simple and does not cause problems in clinical practice. However, parasitic leiomyoma of the pelvis minor is rare and can be difficult to diagnose. The aim of the article is to present the case of parasitic leiomyoma, diagnosed in a patient without prior surgery of genital organs. Proper preoperative diagnosis – medical history, physical examination, transvaginal and transabdominal ultrasonography as well as laboratory tests, allowed us to make the correct initial diagnosis, which was confirmed by laparoscopy and postoperative histopathological examination of the surgical specimen.