An unusual presentation of a severely calcified parasitic leiomyoma in a postmenopausal woman

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

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We report the case of a calcified parasitic leiomyoma in a 51-year-old postmenopausal woman with lower abdomi- nal discomfort. She had no history of surgery. Workup confirmed a calcified leiomyoma. On laparoscopy, the mass was separate from the uterus and adhered to the bowel and bladder. Histopathological examination con- firmed a calcified leiomyoma. A calcified parasitic leiomy- oma in a postmenopausal woman is rare. Most prior cases were in persons with a history of a laparoscopic myomec- tomy. The diagnosis can be made by radiological findings. Laparoscopic excision is the treatment of choice in such cases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)299-302
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Apr 1



  • Laparoscopic excision
  • Parasitic calcified leiomyoma
  • Postmenopausal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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