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JSLS. 2010 Apr-Jun;14(2):299-302. doi: 10.4293/108680810X12785289144962.

An unusual presentation of a severely calcified parasitic leiomyoma in a postmenopausal woman.

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  • 1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.


We report the case of a calcified parasitic leiomyoma in a 51-year-old postmenopausal woman with lower abdominal discomfort. She had no history of surgery. Workup confirmed a calcified leiomyoma. On laparoscopy, the mass was separate from the uterus and adhered to the bowel and bladder. Histopathological examination confirmed a calcified leiomyoma. A calcified parasitic leiomyoma in a postmenopausal woman is rare. Most prior cases were in persons with a history of a laparoscopic myomectomy. The diagnosis can be made by radiological findings. Laparoscopic excision is the treatment of choice in such cases.

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