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Extrauterine leiomyomata presenting with sepsis requiring hemicolectomy

DOI: 10.1590/S0100-72032012000600008

Keywords: leiomyoma [surgery], uterine neoplasms [surgery], sepsis, colectomy [methods], case reports.

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extrauterine leiomyomas are rare, benign, and may arise in any anatomic sites. their unusual growth pattern may even mimic malignancy and can result in a clinical dilemma. occasionally, uterine leiomyomas become adherent to surrounding structures. they also develop an auxiliary blood supply, and lose their original attachment to the uterus, thus becoming 'parasitic'. parasitic myomas may also be iatrogenically created after uterine fibroid surgery, particularly if morcellation is used. this report presented two cases of parasitic myomas with sepsis, both requiring right hemicolectomy. it reviewed the pertinent literature.

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