Lipoleiomyoma of broad ligament mimicking ovarian cancer in a postmenopausal patient: case report and literature review


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SALMAN M. C., Atak Z., USUBÜTÜN A., YÜCE K.

JOURNAL OF GYNECOLOGIC ONCOLOGY, vol.21, no.1, pp.62-64, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.3802/jgo.2010.21.1.62
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF GYNECOLOGIC ONCOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.62-64
  • Keywords: Lipoleiomyoma, Adnexal mass, Ovarian neoplasms, UTERINE LIPOLEIOMYOMAS
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Lipoleiomyoma is a very rare tumor which is composed of adipocytes and smooth muscle cells. It is most commonly located in uterine corpus although cervical, ovarian, and retroperitoneal locations were also reported. Lipoleiomyoma located in broad ligament is extremely uncommon and only five cases were reported to date. Here, we report the sixth case of lipoleiomyoma of broad ligament which was diagnosed in a postmenopausal woman who was subjected to exploratory laparotomy with a preoperative diagnosis of a solid adnexal mass suggesting an ovarian malignancy.