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A case of axial torsion of uterus with a large haemorrhagic leiomyoma

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RKLS Rajapaksha ,

District General Hospital, Nuwaraeliya, LK
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PTB Sakalasooriya

District General Hospital, Nuwaraeliya, LK
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Abstract

Management of uterine fibroids is common in day today practice of gynaecologists, but a large haemorrhagic leiomyoma with axial torsion of uterus is a rare occurrence. We report a case of 52-year old female presented with abdominal distension and pain. An enlarged twisted haemorrhagic uterus was identified at laparotomy which was successfully removed. Histopathological examination showed a benign leiomyoma with focal congestion. The patient had an uneventful postoperative recovery.

Key words: uterine torsion; leiomyoma; laparotomy.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4038/sljog.v33i3.4019

Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2011; 33: 112-113

DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljog.v33i3.4019
How to Cite: Rajapaksha, R. & Sakalasooriya, P., (2012). A case of axial torsion of uterus with a large haemorrhagic leiomyoma. Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 33(3), pp.112–113. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljog.v33i3.4019
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Published on 23 Jan 2012.
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