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International Journal of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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International Journal of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology

2021, Vol. 5, Issue 3, Part A

Red degeneration of leiomyoma in a non-pregnant women: An unusual presentation
Author(s): Ujjwala and Madhu Jain
Abstract: Red degeneration is an uncommon type of uterine leiomyoma degeneration which is mostly seen in pregnant women. Its occurrence in non-pregnant females is a very rare event. It occurs when the fibroid outstrips its blood supply leading to progressive necrosis. Grossly it resembles leiomyosarcoma which is a malignant neoplasm. Here we discuss a 34 years old multiparous female who presented with a history of severe abdominal pain and examination showed severe pallor with fibroid uterus. After optimization she underwent total abdominal hysterectomy preserving both ovaries. Histopathological examination revealed leiomyoma with red degeneration.
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How to cite this article:
Ujjwala, Madhu Jain. Red degeneration of leiomyoma in a non-pregnant women: An unusual presentation. Int J Clin Obstet Gynaecol 2021;5(3):45-46. DOI: 10.33545/gynae.2021.v5.i3a.903
International Journal of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology