J Med Assoc Thai 2003; 86 (10):986

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Parasitic Leiomyoma : A Case Report of an Unusual Tumor and Literature Review
Phupong V Mail, Darojn D , Ultchaswadi P

Uterine leiomyomas are one of the most common tumors in women. Parasitic leiomyoma is
an uncommon type of uterine leiomyoma.
It
may present with a wide spectrum of symptoms.
The authors report a case of a 44-year-old woman who presented with a palpable pelvic mass
and increased frequency of urination for 2 years.
A
parasitic leiomyoma that had blood supplies from
the common iliac vessels was diagnosed during the operation. Total abdominal hysterectomy and mass
removal were performed without complication. Even though a parasitic leiomyoma is uncommon, it
should be included in the differential diagnosis of pelvic mass. The management depends on the opera-
tive finding and the desired fertility function of the patients. Literature on parasitic leiomyoma is also
reviewed.
Key word : Leiomyoma, Parasitic, Symptom, Pelvic Mass

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