Leiomyomatosis peritonealis disseminata in a Nigerian woman

  • Cyril C Dim
  • Sunday P Akogu
  • Hyginus U Ezegwui
  • Daniel B Olusina

Abstract

Leiomyomatosis peritonealis disseminata (LPD) is a rare condition. A 48‑year‑old multiparous woman was referred because of an incidental ultrasound finding suggestive of LPD. She had a 6‑year past history of use of combined oral contraceptive pills. LPD was also suspected at laparotomy and confirmed by histology. She had total abdominal hysterectomy, bilateral salpingo ophorectomy and infracolic omentectomy. Patient was being followed‑up. LSD is a rare gynecological condition which can pose a diagnostic challenge. Removal of estrogen sources as was done for the patient is the mainstay of treatment. Patient follow‑up is very important because of the risk of malignant transformation.

Keywords: Laparatomy, leiomyoma, leiomyomatosis peritonealis disseminata, Nigeria, ophorectomy

Nigerian Medical Journal | Vol. 53 | Issue 3 | July-September | 2012

Author Biographies

Cyril C Dim
Departments of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH), Enugu Nigeria
Sunday P Akogu

Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Kogi state Diagnostic and Reference Hospital (KDRH), Anyingba, Kogi State, Nigeria

 

 

Hyginus U Ezegwui

Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Kogi state Diagnostic and Reference Hospital (KDRH), Anyingba, Kogi State, Nigeria

Daniel B Olusina
Morbid Anatomy UNTH, Enugu, Nigeria
Published
2014-07-12
Section
Articles

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