International Journal of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology
2022, Vol. 6, Issue 4, Part A
Broad ligament fibroid as an incidental finding in an unruptured ectopic
Author(s): Nishi Gupta, Deep Shikha, Amrita Roy and Sneha Singh
Abstract: Leiomyomas (fibroid) are a group of benign smooth muscle tumours of monoclonal origin. They are described as subserous, interstitial or submucous, according to their relationship to the peritoneal coat and to the endometrium. Their site is determined by the position of their origin and by the direction in which they grow. Extra-uterine fibroids do occur but are not as common as uterine fibroids. Extra-uterine fibroids may develop in the broad ligament or at other sites where smooth muscle exists. We herein report a rare case of leiomyoma of broad ligament which was found out incidentally in an unruptured ectopic pregnancy. The patient presented with complaints of pain in the lower abdomen with a history of amenorrhea of 1 ½ month. She was treated surgically by the complete removal of the leiomyoma along with the removal of the ectopic pregnancy.
Nishi Gupta, Deep Shikha, Amrita Roy, Sneha Singh. Broad ligament fibroid as an incidental finding in an unruptured ectopic. Int J Clin Obstet Gynaecol 2022;6(4):05-06. DOI: 10.33545/gynae.2022.v6.i4a.1188