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Ovarian Leiomyoma with cystic degeneration - a case report | Abstract

Journal of Research in Medical and Dental Science
eISSN No. 2347-2367 pISSN No. 2347-2545

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Ovarian Leiomyoma with cystic degeneration - a case report

Author(s): Vilasini Patil, K G Ghorpade, Shilpa Gupta, Jignesh Seth

Abstract

Primary leiomyoma of the ovary is a rare benign tumour and accounts for 0.5-1% of all benign ovarian neoplasms. As their uterine counterparts, ovarian leiomyomas also exhibit the same varied histological spectrum. Cystic degeneration accounts for 4% in leiomyomas. We herein report a case of ovarian leiomyoma with cystic degeneration. The predominant cystic and myxoid nature of the lesion in our case mimicked a primary surface epithelial neoplasm on gross examination. Extensive degeneration in ovarian leiomyoma is unusual and one should consider this rare possibility when dealing with a cystic ovarian mass.

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