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Giant abdominopelvic retroperitoneal leiomyoma

  • Dubravko Habek1,*,
  • Ana Tikvica Luetic1
  • Lana Leko1
  • Ivan Šklebar1
  • Anita Klobučić2
  • Gabrijela Stanić3

1University Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinical Hospital “Sveti Duh”, Catholic University of Croatia, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia

2Department of Radiology, General Hospital Bjelovar, 43000 Bjelovar, Croatia

3Department of Clinical Pathology, Clinical Hospital “Sveti Duh” Zagreb, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia

DOI: 10.31083/j.ejgo.2021.01.2169 Vol.42,Issue 1,February 2021 pp.168-170

Submitted: 16 June 2020 Accepted: 15 September 2020

Published: 15 February 2021

*Corresponding Author(s): Dubravko Habek E-mail: dubravko.habek@os.t-com.hr

Abstract

Primary giant retroperitoneal leiomyoma are rare pelvic benignomas with about a hundred described in the literature. We present a case of an extremely large abdominopelvic retroperitoneal solid tumor (leiomyoma) in a 43-year nuligravidas, 38 × 30 × 21 cm, weight 8600 g, resolved by tumorectomy with full recovery and fertility preserva-tion.


Keywords

Myoma; Retroperitoneal tumor; Tumorectomy


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Dubravko Habek,Ana Tikvica Luetic,Lana Leko,Ivan Šklebar,Anita Klobučić,Gabrijela Stanić. Giant abdominopelvic retroperitoneal leiomyoma. European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology. 2021. 42(1);168-170.

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