IMR Press / EJGO / Volume 27 / Issue 3 / pii/2006179

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Case Report

Primary leiomyoma of the ovary in a young woman: literature review and report of a case

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1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine, Baskent University, Ankara, Turkey
2 Department of Pathology, School of Medicine, Baskent University, Ankara, Turkey
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2006, 27(3), 310–312;
Published: 10 June 2006

Ovarian leiomyoma is a rare tumor. We present a case of ovarian leiomyoma in a 32-year-old virgin with the complaint of dys­menorrhea for six months. On magnetic resonance imaging, a 6 cm x 4 cm mass in the left ovary exhibiting hypointense signals on both Tl-weighted and T2-weighted images was initially considered to be fibroma and/or thecoma. However, after surgery the patho­logical diagnosis of the removed tumor was leiomyoma of the left ovary. The literature on this rare tumor was also reviewed.

Ovarian tumor
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