A case of giant extra-uterine myxoid leiomyoma: An unusual benign pathology mimicking malignancy
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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Cengiz Gokcek Women's and Children's Hospital, Gaziantep, Turkey
Department of Pathology, Cengiz Gokcek Women's and Children's Hospital, Gaziantep, Turkey
Submission date: 2021-09-19
Final revision date: 2022-02-11
Acceptance date: 2022-02-11
Online publication date: 2022-03-17
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Ali Ovayolu   

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Cengiz Gokcek Women's and Children's Hospital, Gaziantep, Osmangazi Mahallesi, Cengiz Gokcek Kadın Hastaliklari ve Dogum Hastanesi, 27010 Gaziantep, Turkey. Tel.: +90532 640 40 60,+90342 360 08 88, fax: +90 342 360 02 90.
Pol. Ann. Med. 2022;29(2):229-232
Leiomyoma is the most frequent benign pathology in females and arises from uterine smooth muscle.

We present an uncommon example of a big, cystic-solid extra-uterine myoma that seemed on sonography and magnetic resonance imaging to be a primary malignant tumor.

Case study:
A woman was admitted to our hospital with a palpable abdominopelvic mass. Imaging studies described a large semisolid mass of 30 × 25 × 23 cm that filled the abdomen from the pelvis to the xiphoid process. Preoperatively, a primary malignant ovarian cancer or teratoma was identified.

Results and discussion:
Histological analysis confirmed a leiomyoma with myxoid degeneration without any malignancy.

There is a high risk of malignancy in a giant uterus/mass and fast-growing myomas. For the treatment of large leiomyomas/large extra-uterine leiomyomas, a surgical approach is usually chosen. Myxoid leiomyoma of the broad ligament is very rare, its diagnosis remains histological to date like uterine myxoid leiomyoma. Malignancy should always be ruled out.

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The authors declare that there are no conflicts of interest.
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