Parasitic leiomyoma presenting as an inguinal hernia in a postmenopausal woman

Peeyush Bhargava, Kabiul Haque, Romulo Vea, Elba Turbat-Herrera, Quyen Chu, Guillermo Sangster, Horacio D'Agostino

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)767-771
Number of pages5
JournalRadiology Case Reports
Volume13
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2018
Externally publishedYes

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Inguinal Hernia
Leiomyoma
Groin
Neoplasms
Tomography
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Biopsy

Keywords

  • Inguinal hernia
  • Intra-abdominal mass
  • Parasitic leiomyoma

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Bhargava, P., Haque, K., Vea, R., Turbat-Herrera, E., Chu, Q., Sangster, G., & D'Agostino, H. (2018). Parasitic leiomyoma presenting as an inguinal hernia in a postmenopausal woman. Radiology Case Reports, 13(4), 767-771. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.radcr.2018.04.014

Parasitic leiomyoma presenting as an inguinal hernia in a postmenopausal woman. / Bhargava, Peeyush; Haque, Kabiul; Vea, Romulo; Turbat-Herrera, Elba; Chu, Quyen; Sangster, Guillermo; D'Agostino, Horacio.

In: Radiology Case Reports, Vol. 13, No. 4, 01.08.2018, p. 767-771.

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Bhargava, P, Haque, K, Vea, R, Turbat-Herrera, E, Chu, Q, Sangster, G & D'Agostino, H 2018, 'Parasitic leiomyoma presenting as an inguinal hernia in a postmenopausal woman', Radiology Case Reports, vol. 13, no. 4, pp. 767-771. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.radcr.2018.04.014
Bhargava, Peeyush ; Haque, Kabiul ; Vea, Romulo ; Turbat-Herrera, Elba ; Chu, Quyen ; Sangster, Guillermo ; D'Agostino, Horacio. / Parasitic leiomyoma presenting as an inguinal hernia in a postmenopausal woman. In: Radiology Case Reports. 2018 ; Vol. 13, No. 4. pp. 767-771.
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