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Revista Colombiana de Obstetricia y Ginecología

Print version ISSN 0034-7434On-line version ISSN 2463-0225


GONZALEZ-MARINO, Mario Arturo  and  PEREZ-SOLANO, Mario. Uterine leiomyoma in a patient suffering from Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome: A case report. Rev Colomb Obstet Ginecol [online]. 2010, vol.61, n.4, pp.359-362. ISSN 0034-7434.

Objective: Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser (MRKH) syndrome is a congenital malformation of the uterus and the upper part of the vagina in females having normal secondary sexual characteristics and karyotype 46 XX. Complete uterine apl1asia could happen in the presence of two rudimentary horns or symmetric or asymmetric uterine hypoplasia accompanied by aplasia of one or two horns. The appearance of tumours in uterine rudiments is not often described. This case is presented following a review of the literature regarding an association between uterine leiomyoma and MRKH syndrome. Materials and methods: a case has been presented and a search was made through MEDLINE on the PubMed page using the terms "leiomyoma" and "Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome". 8 references were obtained; 7 of them were identified as being pertinent and included in the review. A manual search was also made of publications related to the base pathology. Conclusion: finding a leiomyoma in an uterine remnant in MRKH syndrome is very rare; there are very few publications about it in the pertinent medical literature. It was preferred to carry out laparotomy given the size of the tumour in this patient who had a diagnostic impression of uterine leiomyoma, the pathology being reported by biopsy freezing and the definitive as leiomyoma.

Keywords : leiomyoma; Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome; uterus.

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