IMR Press / CEOG / Volume 47 / Issue 1 / DOI: 10.31083/j.ceog.2020.01.5001
Open Access Case Report
Pregnancy outcomes of a giant primary ovarian leiomyoma in the first trimester
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1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Gachon University Gil Medical Center, Incheon, South Korea
*Correspondence: (KWANG-BEOM LEE)
Clin. Exp. Obstet. Gynecol. 2020, 47(1), 135–138;
Published: 15 February 2020
Copyright: © 2020 Jung et al. Published by IMR press.
This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC 4.0 license

Primary ovarian leiomyoma is a rare type of benign neoplasm. Ovarian leiomyoma cases until a recent date usually showed favorable pregnancy outcomes. Contrary to others, the present authors report a case of a nine-week miscarriage with a giant primary ovarian leiomyoma. This neoplasm originated from the ovary with estrogen secreted by the endocrine organs. Hormone secretion is increased during pregnancy, particularly in the first trimester; it is supposed that it stimulated growth and progression of the mass. A close examination in adnexa is necessary at prenatal check.

First trimester
Ovarian neoplasms
Figure 1.
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