Korean J Obstet Gynecol.  2012 Jul;55(7):526-529. 10.5468/KJOG.2012.55.7.526.

A Case of Hemoperitoneum from A Spontaneous Venous Rupture Overlying Uterine Leiomyoma

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  • 1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The Catholic University of Korea College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. jiyoungk@catholic.ac.kr

Abstract

Uterine leiomyoma is the most common benign tumor of the uterus found in reproductive-aged women, however, rupture of blood vessel overlying a uterine myoma is extremely rare. In this case, we described a case of the spontaneous bleeding of superficial vessels overlying a 3x4 cm sized subserosal myoma in a woman with low abdominal pain. Spontaneous rupture of a superficial vessel of leiomyoma can cause acute abdominal pain and hemoperitoneum. Although this is a very rare complication of uterine leiomyoma, considering of the high prevalence of uterine myoma, we should keep in mind this complication in work-up of patient with hemoperitoneum.

Keyword

Leiomyoma; Rupture; Superficial vessel; Hemoperitoneum
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