IMR Press / CEOG / Volume 46 / Issue 5 / DOI: 10.12891/ceog5033.2019

Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology (CEOG) is published by IMR Press from Volume 47 Issue 1 (2020). Previous articles were published by another publisher on a subscription basis, and they are hosted by IMR Press on as a courtesy and upon agreement with S.O.G.

Open Access Case Report
Parasitic abdominal wall leiomyoma after open myomectomy
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1 Local Health Authority of Reggio Emilia-IRCCS, Obstetrics and Gynecology Unit, Cesare Magati Hospital, Scandiano, Italy
2 Local Health Authority of Reggio Emilia-IRCCS, Gynecology Unit, Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova, Reggio Emilia, Italy
*Correspondence: (L. GIANNELLA)
Clin. Exp. Obstet. Gynecol. 2019, 46(5), 848–849;
Published: 10 October 2019

Parasitic abdominal wall leiomyoma (AWL) is a rare event after myomectomy. In the literature, this occurrence was reported after a laparoscopic approach with an incidence of less than 1%. The present authors report an unusual case of parasitic AWL after open myomectomy in a 46-year-old woman. Also during a laparotomy, where fibroids are usually removed intact, particular care is mandatory to avoid myoma fragments in the surgical scar. Furthermore, differential diagnosis of an abdominal wall neoformation after laparotomy for fibroid removal should include the occurrence of a parasitic myoma.

Open myomectomy
Parasitic myoma
Abdominal wall leiomyoma
Figure 1.
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