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Revista Colombiana de Obstetricia y Ginecología

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ANGEL-CANO, Gonzalo; CASTRO-SOLIS, Javier  and  ARANGO-MARTINEZ, Adriana. Parasitic leiomyomatosis in Medellín, Colombia: A case report and review of the literature. Rev Colomb Obstet Ginecol [online]. 2014, vol.65, n.2, pp.179-182. ISSN 0034-7434.

Objective: To present a case of parasitic leiomyomatosis occurring after laparoscopic myomectomy, and a review of the literature on the histopathology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of this condition. Materials and methods: 30 year-old female patient with a history of laparoscopic myomectomy who presented to Clínica las Américas (Medellín, Colombia), a private healthcare centre, complaining of uterine bleeding lasting one month. The presence of leiomyomas was document on ultrasound. The patient was taken again to laparoscopy and four parasitic leiomyomas were found in the pelvic cavity. A search was conducted in the Medline databases through PubMed and SciELO using the MeSH terms "leiomyomatosis, parasitic", "myomectomy", "laparoscopic", "myoma", and the DeCS terms "myoma", "parasite leiomyomatosis", "myomectomy" and "laparoscopy". Results: Overall, 12 articles were selected, including 10 case reports, 1 case series and 1 narrative review of the literature. Conclusion: Parasitic leiomyomatosis is an event found most frequently at the present time after laparoscopic myomectomy, and may require surgical management.

Keywords : Leiomyomatosis; myoma; laparoscopy; myomectomy; parasite.

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