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Open Access Case Report

Giant bladder leiomyoma presenting as a pelvic mass: a case report

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1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Yüzüncü Yıl University, Van, Turkey
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2007, 28(6), 509–510;
Published: 10 December 2007
Abstract

We present a rare case of bladder leiomyoma with an unusual presentation as a pelvic mass. Bladder leiomyomas are very rare tumors, compromising less than 0.43% of all bladder tumors. Magnetic resonance imaging showed a 16 × 13 cm mass covering the entire pelvis and extending up to the umbilicus. There was a 20 × 20 × 11 cm immobile mass originating from the bladder at laparo­tomy. The mass was removed by bladder-sparing surgery and was reported to be leiomyoma. We conclude that bladder leiomyomas should be preoperatively recognized as a cause of pelvic mass in order to make the possible diagnosis.

Keywords
Pelvic mass
Bladder leiomyoma
Treatment
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