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Labial Leiomyoma: A Case Report

118

Somsri Pitukkijronnakorn, MD*,
Paisan Leelachaikul, MD**, Apichart Chittacharoen, MD*

* Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University
** Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University

Abstract


Leiomyoma is common in the myometrial layer of the uterus, and rarely found in other genital organs. Previous reports show multiple sites of leiomyoma outside the uterus eg. vagina, oral mucosa or mandible vascular leiomyoma. Leiomyoma is normally a benign smooth muscle tumor and behaves as a hormone sensitive tumor. Leiomyomas develop during the reproductive age and regress after menopause.The case of a 25 year old female with a large left labial leiomyoma presented as Bartholinís cyst. Illustrates the diagnostic difficulties in such cases. The management in this case was surgical excision. The definite diagnosis was confirmed by histologic examination as a labial leiomyoma.

Keyword : Labial mass, labia majora, leiomyoma



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