Pelvic retroperitoneal leiomyoma

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Cathay General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan.
American journal of surgery (Impact Factor: 2.29). 04/2010; 199(4):e36-8. DOI: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2009.05.039
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Primary retroperitoneal leiomyomas are a rare and unusual differential diagnosis in the acute abdomen. A 26-year-old woman presented with chronic constipation and acute abdominal pain. The diagnostic workup included contrast computer tomography, transabdominal ultrasonography, and colonoscopy that revealed an 8-cm homogeneous pelvic tumor with rectal compression. Retroperitoneal leiomyoma was suspected on imaging studies and finally confirmed after tumor excision and immunohistochemical staining.

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