A Leiomyoma Presenting as an Exophytic Periurethral Mass: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

Jong Ha Hwang, Jae Kwan Lee, Min Jeong Oh, Nak Woo Lee, Jun Young Hur, Kyu Wan Lee

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Periurethral masses in females are rarely observed, although they can occur anywhere along the genitourinary tract. They may be detected on physical examination or present with symptoms such as vaginal swelling, bladder outlet obstruction, vaginal bleeding, hematuria, or urinary tract infection. We report a sexually inactive, 27-year-old woman with an exophytic, fimbria-like periurethral mass. The benign nature of the lesion was suspected on the basis of the findings of magnetic resonance imaging. Surgical enucleation was performed. The microscopic examination revealed a urethral leiomyoma. Immunohistochemical study confirmed a leiomyoma with positive staining for smooth muscle actin and negative staining for S-100.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)507-509
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jul 1



  • Exophytic
  • Periurethral mass
  • Urethral leiomyoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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