Leiomyoma: a case report of a rare benign tumor of the female urethra

  • Amine Slaoui
  • Abdelouahed Lasri
  • Tarik Karmouni
  • Khalid Elkhader
  • Abdelatif Koutani
  • Ahmed Ibn Attaya
Keywords: Leiomyoma, smooth muscle, tumor, urethra


Leiomyoma is a benign smooth muscle tumor which is rarely found in urethra. It often appears in females during their reproductive age (from menarche to  menopause); the mean age of their appearance is  approximately 41 years. Less than 100 cases were reported in the literature.We hereby report a case of a   52-year-old White woman who presented with complaints of dysuria and urinary tract infection. The mass was completely removed by transvaginal excision with a  rim of normal tissue. Histopathological studies confirmed the urethral leiomyoma. The patient remained asymptomatic and there was no evidence of recurrence in the followup.

Key words: Leiomyoma, smooth muscle, tumor, urethra


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