Large Abdominal Mass Due to a Giant Uterine Leiomyoma

Pérez, Marta; Ramón, JoséM.
November 2006
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Nov2006, Vol. 81 Issue 11, p1415
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the case of a 40-year-old woman who has a history of gradually increasing abdominal distention and weight loss. Exploratory laparotomy showed a tumor filling the entire abdomen and growing from the uterine fundus. Histopathologic studies revealed a uterine myoma that showed areas of myxomatous degeneration, calcifications, and chondroid metaplasia. The possible complications before and after surgical treatment include thrombosis and respiratory failure.


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