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GAZZETTA MEDICA ITALIANA ARCHIVIO PER LE SCIENZE MEDICHE
A Journal on Internal Medicine and Pharmacology
Indexed/Abstracted in: BIOSIS Previews, EMBASE, Scopus, Emerging Sources Citation Index
Gazzetta Medica Italiana Archivio per le Scienze Mediche 2008 October;167(5):247-9
Giant uterine leiomyoma, case report
Croce P., Perotti D., Frigoli A., Di Mario M.
Divisione di Ginecologia e Ostetricia Civico Ospedale di Codogno, Lodi, Italia
Giant uterine leiomyoma refers to a fibromatous mass weighing >11.350 kg (25 lb). Of the few cases reported in the literature is a recent finding of giant uterine leiomyoma in a 16-year-old girl described by Graspa in 2006. This article describes the case of a 53-year-old woman who presented with weight loss, dyspnea, constipation, lower limb edema, back pain and pain in the lower limbs, associated with appreciable abdominal enlargement. Total laparohysterectomy and bilateral adnexiectomy were performed. A mass weighing 12.005 kg was removed. Histopathologic diagnosis was giant uterine leiomyoma.