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Ginecol Obstet Mex. 2012 Oct;80(10):659-62.

[Uterine myoma in remnant cervix].

[Article in Spanish]

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  • 1Universidad del Bosque, Bogotá, Colombia.


Parasitic myomas are rare and their ethiopathogenesis is uncertain. They may develop from a detached fibroid adhering to an extrauterine surface in order to obtain new blood supply. It has been stated that they form from uterine or myoma fragments left behind after morcellation in the abdominopelvic cavity and thus are called "iatrogenic". Surgeons must be aware of this recently reported complication related to the increasing number of laparoscopic procedures. Thorough inspection and washing of the abdominal cavity are recommended. A case of a patient with iatrogenic parasitic myomas, which appeared six years after a laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy involving a morcellator, is reported.

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