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Tropical Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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Case Report: Massive Ascites Complicating Uterine Fibroids:

John M. Okaro, Lawrence C. Ikeako

Abstract


A rare case of massive ascites complicating uterine fibroid is presented. At presentation, she was emaciated with grossly distended abdomen and a mass, which corresponded to 36 weeks gestation. At operation a large soft mass attached to the uterus by fibrous strands and to the omentum by large dilated new vessels was seen. It weighed 4.5kg and histology confirmed a degenerated leiomyoma.


Key Words: Leiomyoma, Ascites, Nulliparity, Hysterectomy


[Trop J Obstet Gynaecol, 2003, 20: 74-75]




http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/tjog.v20i1.14406
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