Archives of International Surgery

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 24--27

Parasitic leiomyoma with myxoid degeneration mimicking malignancy: A case report and review of literature


Alfa A Sule1, Ibrahim B Sule2, Mohammed A Gana2, Amina L Abubakar2, Aminu Magaji2, Chijoke C Umelo2, Ilyasu Garba3 
1 Department of Pathology, General Hospital, Minna, Nigeria
2 Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, General Hospital, Minna, Nigeria
3 Department of Radiology, General Hospital, Minna, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Alfa A Sule
Department of Pathology, General Hospital, Minna
Nigeria

Parasitic leiomyoma is a rare, benign smooth muscle tumor occurring in an extrauterine location. Their unusual growth pattern may mimic malignancy and, hence, could pose diagnostic and management challenges. Myxoid degeneration is further rarer finding in leiomyoma. There are few published cases of parasitic leiomyoma in our setting, hence, this report. A 52-year-old female presented with 4-year history of painless, progressive abdominal swelling with associated anorexia, weight loss, and body weakness. Abdominal examination revealed non-tender, nodular mass of 24 weeks size. Ultrasound scan showed a large well-defined heterogeneously hyperechoic right pelvic tumor crossing the midline. She had exploratory laparotomy; however, the histology confirmed parasitic leiomyoma with myxoid degeneration. Parasitic leiomyoma is an uncommon extrauterine benign tumor that mimics abdominopelvic malignancies. Meticulous clinical evaluation with radiologic and pathologic findings is the key to the otherwise challenging diagnosis.


How to cite this article:
Sule AA, Sule IB, Gana MA, Abubakar AL, Magaji A, Umelo CC, Garba I. Parasitic leiomyoma with myxoid degeneration mimicking malignancy: A case report and review of literature.Arch Int Surg 2019;9:24-27


How to cite this URL:
Sule AA, Sule IB, Gana MA, Abubakar AL, Magaji A, Umelo CC, Garba I. Parasitic leiomyoma with myxoid degeneration mimicking malignancy: A case report and review of literature. Arch Int Surg [serial online] 2019 [cited 2021 Mar 1 ];9:24-27
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