CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Journal of Health and Allied Sciences NU 2019; 09(01): 12-16
DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1689070
Original Article

Primary Ovarian Leiomyoma—A Common Tumor at an Uncommon Site

Aswathy Pradeep
1  Department of Pathology, K S Hegde Medical Academy, Nitte University, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
,
Shubha Padmanabha Bhat
1  Department of Pathology, K S Hegde Medical Academy, Nitte University, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
,
Neetha Nandan
1  Department of Pathology, K S Hegde Medical Academy, Nitte University, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
,
Kishan Prasad Hosapatna Laxminarayana
1  Department of Pathology, K S Hegde Medical Academy, Nitte University, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
,
Sajitha Kaliyat
1  Department of Pathology, K S Hegde Medical Academy, Nitte University, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
,
Kishan Prasad Holalkere Venugopala
1  Department of Pathology, K S Hegde Medical Academy, Nitte University, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
› Author Affiliations

Abstract

Leiomyoma is a benign mesenchymal tumor that commonly occurs in the uterus, ovary being a rare site. Ovarian leiomyomas constitute 0.5 to 1% of all benign tumors. They probably arise from the smooth muscle cells in the ovarian hilar blood vessels. They occur most commonly in premenopausal women. We report a case of primary ovarian leiomyoma in a 39-year-old female patient.



Publication History

Publication Date:
12 February 2020 (online)

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