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North Clin Istanb. 2016 Apr 4;3(3):222-224. doi: 10.14744/nci.2015.07379. eCollection 2016.

Primary ovarian leiomyoma in a postmenopausal woman: A case report.

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1
Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, Zeynep Kamil Maternity and Pediatric Research and Training Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.
2
Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, Haydarpasa Numune Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.
3
Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, Sisli Hamidiye Etfal Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.

Abstract

Leiomyomas are benign neoplasms that can develop wherever smooth muscle is present. Primary leiomyomas of the ovary originate from smooth muscle cells of ovarian tissue and are rare, solitary tumors. Approximately 70 cases have been reported. They usually present in premenopausal women. The present case is a report of left ovarian leiomyoma in a postmenopausal woman.

KEYWORDS:

Adnexal mass; leiomyoma; ovarian cancer; ovarian tumors; solid tumor

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