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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 124-126

Parasitic myomas: An unusual risk after morcellation

Centre for Advanced Endoscopy and Infertility Treatment, Paul's Hospital, Kochi, Kerala, India

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Dr. P G Paul
Centre for Advanced Endoscopy and Infertility Treatment, Paul's Hospital, Vattekkattu Road, Kaloor, Kochi - 682 017, Kerala
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DOI: 10.4103/GMIT.GMIT_36_18

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A 24-year-old unmarried woman had undergone laparoscopic myomectomy for single degenerated myoma of size 15 cm. Uncontained morcellation of the myoma was done with an electromechanical morcellator. Two years later, she presented with abdominal pain, and laparoscopy revealed enlarged uterus (20 weeks) with multiple degenerated myomas. There were multiple parasitic myomas measuring 1–3 cm in the pelvis and anterior abdominal wall which were removed laparoscopically. Histopathology of all the myomas including parasitic myomas confirmed the diagnosis of leiomyoma. The formation of parasitic myomas was assumed to be due to the myomatous fragments which were left behind during morcellation at the time of initial myomectomy. Methods to prevent this complication are colpotomy, mini-laparotomy, or in-bag morcellation.

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