ISSN : 2146-3123
E-ISSN : 2146-3131

Primary Leiomyoma of the Ovary
Ufuk Usta 1, Neşe Karadağ 2, Emine Türkmen 2, Hacer Haltaş 3
1Departments of Pathology, Medical Faculty of Trakya University, Edirne
2Department of Pathology, Medicine Faculty of İnönü University, Malatya
3Department of Forensic Medicine, Medicine Faculty of Uludağ University, Bursa
Pages : 39-42


Primary leiomyoma of the ovary is rare. It is usually reported in women of childbearing age. Clinically most patients are asymptomatic and are incidentally diagnosed. Uterine leiomyomas may accompany ovarian leiomyomas. A 55-year-old postmenopausal woman presented with left-sided pelvic pain. She underwent total abdominal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo–oophorectomy with an initial diagnosis of a left cystic mass. Macroscopically, it was a solid, gray-white, tumorous nodule, 1 cm in size, with prominent borders. Histopathologic diagnosis was leiomyoma. In the absence of hormonal therapy, the occurrence of a solitary ovarian leiomyoma without uterine involvement is quite rare in postmenopausal women.

Keywords : Hysterectomy; leiomyoma/pathology/surgery; ovarian neoplasms/surgery
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