Cystically Degenerated Leiomyoma of the Rectosigmoid Managed Laparoscopically at 13 Weeks of Gestation

Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, 05/09/2012

The safety of laparoscopic management of adnexal masses in pregnancy has been documented. Herein authors report laparoscopic removal during pregnancy of a cystically degenerated leiomyoma of the sigmoid colon, which had been mistaken for an adnexal mass. When smooth muscle gastrointestinal tumors are observed, it is important that they be characterized with appropriate markers so that postoperative treatment can be individualized to the patient.

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