European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology (EJGO) is published by IMR Press from Volume 40 Issue 1 (2019). Previous articles were published by another publisher on a subscription basis, and they are hosted by IMR Press on imrpress.com as a courtesy and upon agreement with S.O.G.
Cite this article
A large ovarian leiomyoma discovered incidentally in a 76-year-old woman: case report
1 Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Matsunami General Hospital, Gifu
2 Pathology, Matsunami General Hospital, Gifu (Japan)
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2015, 36(2), 197–202; https://doi.org/10.12892/ejgo2611.2015
Published: 10 April 2015
Background: Ovarian leiomyoma is very rare type of ovarian tumor. This benign tumor is seen in the pediatric age group to premenopausal women. Case: A 76-year-old woman had a huge leiomyoma (19 x 11 x 10 cm) of the right ovary. The preoperative diagnosis was difficult to distinguish from a broad ligament leiomyoma or ovarian cancer. Conclusions: Although theses tumors are benign, its extreme rarity led us to report an additional and rather unusual case of ovarian leiomyoma, and to focus some attention on this type of tumor.