Uterine leiomyomas are one of the most common tumors affecting reproductive-age women. Leiomyomas can present as an intrauterine mass or rarely as an extrauterine tumor. Depending on its location, the diagnosis of extrauterine leiomyoma can be challenging, and multiple imaging modalities may be needed for correct identification and differentiation from malignant entities. We report the case of a 48-year-old-postmenopausal female who presented with a painful left inguinal mass, which was clinically diagnosed as inguinal hernia. Ultrasound, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and percutaneous biopsy were used to characterize the mass. Surgical resection and histopathological analysis revealed the mass to be a parasitic leiomyoma, a very rare cause of inguinal hernia, especially in a postmenopausal woman.
- Inguinal hernia
- Intra-abdominal mass
- Parasitic leiomyoma
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging