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open-access-imgOpen AccessFemale paraurethral leiomyoma: a case report
Author(s)
Farhat Mazhari,
Roopam Singh,
Kirti Anima Kerketta,
Nilay Pathak,
Neha Singh
Publication year2021
Publication title
african journal of urology
Resource typeJournals
PublisherElsevier BV
Background Leiomyoma is a benign fibromuscular neoplasm originating from smooth muscle cells. Paraurethral leiomyoma is an extremely rare, benign, hormone-dependent growth from the mesenchymal cells in paraurethral space of female urethra. They usually appear in the reproductive age group women, mean age of presentation being approximately 41 years. Case presentation A 48-year-old woman presented with palpable mass at vagina and weak urinary stream. She underwent clinical examination and CT scan and MRI imaging followed by transvaginal excision of the mass. Histopathological examination confirmed paraurethral leiomyoma. Conclusions Paraurethral leiomyoma owing to its rare incidence poses a diagnostic dilemma for the gynecologists. Radiological imaging techniques help in diagnosis. Surgical excision via vaginal route is the treatment of choice. Diagnosis is confirmed by histopathology.
Subject(s)gynecology , histopathology , leiomyoma , medicine , pathology , presentation (obstetrics) , radiology , surgery , urethra , vagina
Language(s)English
SCImago Journal Rank0.174
H-Index11
eISSN2090-2379
pISSN1110-5704
DOI10.1186/s12301-021-00181-7

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