IMR Press / CEOG / Volume 47 / Issue 3 / DOI: 10.31083/j.ceog.2020.03.5345
Open Access Case Report
Ulcus cruris caused by a giant pelvic mass: A case report
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1 Gynaecology and Obstetrics Department, Istanbul Yeni Yüzyıl University Gaziosmanpasa Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
2 Gynaecology and Obstetrics Department, Haseki Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
*Correspondence: (DILSAD HERKILOGLU)
Clin. Exp. Obstet. Gynecol. 2020, 47(3), 446–448;
Submitted: 6 August 2019 | Accepted: 16 October 2019 | Published: 15 June 2020
Copyright: © 2020 Goksedef et al. Published by IMR press.
This is an open access article under the CC BY 4.0 license

Background: The cause of most leg ulcers is vascular insufficiency. The most common are arterial and venous leg ulcers. Case Summary: We report a large therapy-resistant ulcer present for a year on the right leg of a 42-year-old woman who also had a large uterine myoma. In this case, we suspected that the uterine myoma was compressing the right common iliac vein and caused leg ulcer. It regressed approximately three months after a myomectomy, and no further treatment was required. Conclusion: In individuals with insufficient collateral vessels, a large uterine myoma can be the cause of venous insufficiency in the leg when it compresses the pelvic vessels enough to disrupt circulation.

Giant mass
Ulcus cruris
Leg ulcers
Figure 1.
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