Coard, Kathleen; Plummer, Joseph
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Massive multiocular cystic leiyoma of the uterus: An extreme example of hydropic degeneration
Southern Medical Journal
Date of Publication
A 49-year-old woman underwent laparotomy for an undiagnosed, extremely large abdominal mass. At surgery, this was discovered to be a uterine tumor and she was subjected to a subtotal hysterectomy. Pathologic examination of the uterus revealed a multilocular cystic mass containing over 18 L of fluid that was established on histology to be a markedly hydropic leiomyoma. This case describes a very uncommon growth pattern of leiomyoma of the uterus that has only been occasionally described previously. We propose the name multilocular, cystic leiomyoma for this variant.....