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Dracunculosis of the broad ligament. A case of a "parasitic leiomyoma".
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8352378     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
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.
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    
Department of Pathology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia.
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MeSH Terms
Adnexal Diseases / diagnosis*,  parasitology,  pathology
Broad Ligament* / parasitology,  pathology
Diagnosis, Differential
Dracunculiasis / diagnosis*,  pathology
Genital Neoplasms, Female / diagnosis*
Leiomyoma / diagnosis*

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