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Removal of a large bizarre uterine leiomyoma by operative hysteroscopy. Case report and review of the literature.
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PMID:  22675972     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
BACKGROUND: Atypical leiomyomas are relatively uncommon in the general practice of gynaecology. We present a case of a large uterine bizarre leiomyoma removed by operative hysteroscopy and review of the literature.
CASE: The patient, a 49-year-old, gravida 3, para 3, perimenopausal Greek woman presented to our Department because of dysmenorrhea and abnormal vaginal bleeding. She underwent hysteroscopy in which a large submucosal leiomyoma was detected and entirely removed in one session. The histopathology revealed bizarre uterine leiomyoma.
DISCUSSION: There is no evidence to indicate that hysterectomy is necessary, if the diagnosis of atypical leiomyoma has been firmly established.
Authors:
O Gregoriou; C Grigoriadis; V E Hatzidakis; S Mantzavinos; A Kondi-Pafiti
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical and experimental obstetrics & gynecology     Volume:  39     ISSN:  0390-6663     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-06-08     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7802110     Medline TA:  Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol     Country:  Italy    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  124-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
2nd Department of Obstetrics-Gynaecology, Aretaieion Hospital, University of Athens Medical School, Greece.
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