Published: 2018-11-26

Unusual giant central cervical leiomyoma: surgical challenge

Aayushi Kaushal, Manjeet Kaur, Vidur Bhalla, Dilpreet Kaur


Leiomyomas are most common uterine and pelvic tumours. The most common anatomical location is uterus. Fibroids arising from cervix are rare tumours accounting for 2% of all fibroids. A cervical leiomyoma is commonly single and is either interstitial or subserous, rarely it becomes submucous and polypoidal. Here authors report a case of huge cervical fibroid in an unmarried lady who presented to us with complaint of heaviness in abdomen. On per abdomen examination a firm mass of 32 weeks size arising from pelvis with restricted mobility was noticed. Ultrasound showed 21*10.3*10 cm heterogenous mass in pelvis with evidence of internal vascularity. MRI was suggestive of fibroid arising from body of uterus. True cut biopsy of the lesion was taken which showed benign lesion. Decision for myomectomy or Hysterectomy (according to intraoperative findings) was taken. While doing the procedure, after accidental ligation of left ureter and injury to bladder, diagnosis of cervical fibroid was made. Hence pre-operative diagnosis of cervical fibroid is very important in order to avoid damage to bladder and ureters.


Cervical fibroid, Hysterectomy

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