J Korean Soc Radiol.  2023 Jan;84(1):280-285. 10.3348/jksr.2022.0010.

Parasitic Leiomyoma with Lymphatic Dilatation in Trocar Port-Site of Abdominal Wall: A Case Report

  • 1Department of Radiology, Daegu Fatima Hospital, Daegu, Korea
  • 2Department of Radiology, School of Medicine, Kyungpook National University, Kyungpook National University, Chilgok Hospital, Daegu, Korea


Uterine leiomyoma is the most common benign pelvic tumor in female and being symptomatic is an indication for surgical removal. As laparoscopic surgery has been developed, some cases related to parasitic leiomyomas in the port site have been reported. A 40-year-old female who a history of previous laparoscopic surgery to remove uterine myoma 2 years ago visited in outpatient clinic of general surgery with palpable mass in left lower abdomen. Contrast enhanced abdomen CT and pelvis MRI were done to evaluate the mass. It was diagnosed parasitic leiomyoma in pathologic study after surgical removal and parasitic leiomyoma should be considered when patient visited presenting abdominal mass with the history of laparoscopic myomectomy.


Leiomyoma; Uterine; Postoperative Complications; Morcellation
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