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Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology  2019, Vol. 46 Issue (5): 848-849    DOI: 10.12891/ceog5033.2019
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Parasitic abdominal wall leiomyoma after open myomectomy
L. Giannella1, *(), S. Paganelli2, L. Sabbioni1, L.B. Cerami1
1Local Health Authority of Reggio Emilia-IRCCS, Obstetrics and Gynecology Unit, Cesare Magati Hospital, Scandiano, Italy
2Local Health Authority of Reggio Emilia-IRCCS, Gynecology Unit, Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova, Reggio Emilia, Italy
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Parasitic abdominal wall leiomyoma (AWL) is a rare event after myomectomy. In the literature, this occurrence was reported after a laparoscopic approach with an incidence of less than 1%. The present authors report an unusual case of parasitic AWL after open myomectomy in a 46-year-old woman. Also during a laparotomy, where fibroids are usually removed intact, particular care is mandatory to avoid myoma fragments in the surgical scar. Furthermore, differential diagnosis of an abdominal wall neoformation after laparotomy for fibroid removal should include the occurrence of a parasitic myoma.

Key words:  Open myomectomy      Parasitic myoma      Abdominal wall leiomyoma     
Published:  10 October 2019     
*Corresponding Author(s):  L. GIANNELLA     E-mail:

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L. Giannella, S. Paganelli, L. Sabbioni, L.B. Cerami. Parasitic abdominal wall leiomyoma after open myomectomy. Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2019, 46(5): 848-849.

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