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.
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Ulcus cruris caused by a giant pelvic mass: A case report
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: firstname.lastname@example.org (DILSAD HERKILOGLU)
Clin. Exp. Obstet. Gynecol. 2020, 47(3), 446–448; https://doi.org/10.31083/j.ceog.2020.03.5345
Submitted: 6 August 2019 | Accepted: 16 October 2019 | Published: 15 June 2020
Copyright: © 2020 Goksedef et al. Published by IMR press.
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