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J Gynecol Endosc Surg. 2009 Jul;1(2):113-5. doi: 10.4103/0974-1216.71612.

Parasitic myoma after morcellation.

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Bombay Endoscopy Academy and Centre for Minimally Invasive Surgery (Beams Hospital), Mumbai, India.

Abstract

We report an interesting case of parasitic fibroid which developed from a morcellation remnant following laparoscopic myomectomy. The patient presented with incidental finding of pelvic mass in 2005. She underwent laparoscopic myomectomy for a myoma extending from the Pouch of Douglas to both sides of broad ligament. She subsequently presented with abdominal pain 3 years later in 2008. She underwent total laparoscopic hysterectomy with removal of broad ligament fibroids. During her hysterectomy, a right lumbar mass attached to the omentum was detected, which was excised laparoscopically. Histopathology of the mass confirmed it to be consistent with leiomyoma. This mass could probably be a morcellation remnant that has grown to this size taking blood supply from the omentum. We report this case to emphasize that all tissue pieces that are morcellated should be diligently removed. Even small bits displaced into the upper abdomen can result in parasitic fibroids. Thus, it can be concluded that parasitic myomas can arise from morcellated remnants and grow depending on the blood supply.

KEYWORDS:

Laparoscopic myomectomy; parasitic fibroid; retained fragment after morcellation

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