Leiomyomatosis peritonealis disseminata and subcutaneous myoma--a rare complication of laparoscopic myomectomy

Yee Thian; Kok Tan; Jin Kwek; Junjie Wang; Chern, Bernard; Kwai Yam; Thian, Yee Liang; Tan, Kok Hian; Kwek, Jin Wei; Wang, Junjie; Yam, Kwai Lam
March 2009
Abdominal Imaging;Mar/Apr2009, Vol. 34 Issue 2, p235
Academic Journal
journal article
We present a case of leiomyomatosis peritonealis disseminata (LPD) after laparoscopic myomectomy with imaging features corroborating laparoscopic tract dissemination of the tumor. This would suggest a subset cases of LPD may be secondary to transcoelomic dissemination of a primary uterine leiomyoma rather than de novo peritoneal metaplasia. To our knowledge, this is the first case report of LPD and subcutaneous leiomyoma complicating laparoscopic surgery. The imaging features of LPD are reviewed. Radiologists as well as clinicians should consider LPD as a potential complication of laparoscopic myomectomy.


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