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Dracunculosis of the broad ligament. A case of a "parasitic leiomyoma".
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8352378     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This report describes the case of a 29-year-old Nigerian woman with dracunculosis presenting as an adnexal mass. The patient had a history of two second-trimester spontaneous abortions for which she was being evaluated. During the evaluation, she was found to have multiple uterine leiomyomas and a calcified left adnexal mass by pelvic ultrasound and radiography. At laparotomy, the calcified mass was excised from the left broad ligament, and a myomectomy was performed. Histologic examination revealed a calcified, coiled guinea worm embedded in the fibrous tissue of the broad ligament. Only one other case of calcified guinea worm in the broad ligament has been reported in the literature.
Authors:
A D Allaire; B Majmudar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of surgical pathology     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0147-5185     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Surg. Pathol.     Publication Date:  1993 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-09-16     Completed Date:  1993-09-16     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7707904     Medline TA:  Am J Surg Pathol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  937-40     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Pathology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adnexal Diseases / diagnosis*,  parasitology,  pathology
Adult
Broad Ligament* / parasitology,  pathology
Diagnosis, Differential
Dracunculiasis / diagnosis*,  pathology
Female
Genital Neoplasms, Female / diagnosis*
Humans
Leiomyoma / diagnosis*

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