A Case of Retroperitoneal Fibroid and Literature Review


Uterine fibroids or leiomyomas are the most common benign female genital tumors, although this pathology can also manifest itself outside the uterus, as in the case we present, with a retroperitoneal development. In this article, authors showed a rare case of 81-year-old women, with a right pelvic mass and lower abdominal discomfort. Basing on a preoperative radiological imaging, clinicians oriented to a provisional diagnosis of mesenchymal neoplasm of an uncertain origin. During surgery in the retroperitoneal space, it was detected a huge mass close to the uterus, beneath the right broad ligament. After the opening of the retroperitoneal spaces, surgeons enucleated a well-demarcated tumor, measuring 12 x 7 cm in diameter and histopathological findings demonstrated a rare retroperitoneal uterine leiomyoma.

DOI Code: 10.1285/i25327518v4i2p45

Keywords: Uterine leiomyoma; fibroids; retroperitoneal neoplasm; immunohistochemistry

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