Rare presentation of a case of primary parasitic leiomyoma with concurrent uterine leiomyomas


  • Kalpana B. Department of Reproductive Medicine, Guru Hospital Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Soumya R. Panda Department of Reproductive Medicine, Guru Hospital Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India




Abdomino pelvic mass, Morcellation, Parasitic leiomyoma


Uterine leiomyomas are the most common pelvic benign tumours affecting women of reproductive age group. Parasitic leiomyoma is a type of leiomyoma which has been completely detached from uterus and is having independent blood supply from nearby structures, it’s attached with. Parasitic leiomyoma is regarded as a sub-type of subserosal fibroid by some authors. While others consider it as a complication of uterine procedures being performed for some type of uterine pathology. Here we are reporting a rare case of primary parasitic leiomyoma with concurrent multiple uterine leiomyomas that were managed by laparoscopic myomectomy. They create clinical dilemma due to their tendency to mimic as other pelvic tumours. So parasitic fibroids must be kept in the differential diagnosis of every case of abdominopelvic mass. Finally, it can be a rare complication of morcellation procedure performed for myoma retrieval and hence caution should exercise during such procedures.


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