Ovarian Leiomyoma with cystic degeneration - a case report
Author(s): Vilasini Patil, K G Ghorpade, Shilpa Gupta, Jignesh Seth
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.