Vaginal leiomyoma

Dr Henry Knipe and Radswiki et al.

A vaginal leiomyoma is an extremely rare entity and falls under extra uterine pelvic leiomyomas

They are extremely rare with only ~ 300 cases reported in literature 3.

It may occur anywhere along the vaginal canal and is usually localized, mobile, non-tender, and circumscribed.

Location

The anterior vaginal wall is the most common location for vaginal fibroids 6.

Pelvic MRI

It may be seen as mass in relation to the vagina with signal characterictics similar to that of a uterine leiomyoma.

Like other leiomyomas they are benign lesions. Vaginal enucleation is often the treatment of choice.

It is thought to have been first reported by De Leyden in 1733 1

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Article Information

rID: 15384
System: Gynaecology
Section: Pathology
Tag: cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Leiomyoma of the vagina
  • Vaginal fibroid
  • Leiomyoma of vagina

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