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Gaceta Médica Boliviana

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LOPEZ OVANDO, Nicol; FERRUFINO NAVIA, Gilberto; GUARDIA BILBAO, Roberto  and  ARCE MORALES, Luis Antonio. Giant cellular leiomioma with red, hydropic and cystic degeneration: report of a case . Gac Med Bol [online]. 2020, vol.43, n.2, pp.215-218. ISSN 1012-2966.

Uterine myomas are quite common neoplasms. They are classified according to their location in the myometrium; subserosa, intramural, transmural and submucosal; At the same time, there are different morphological variants and degenerative changes that are a frequent phenomenon in myomas, especially the larger it is: as the apoplexy, atrophy, hyalinization, red degeneration, cystic, peripheral calcification, necrosis, hydropic degeneration and malignant degeneration or sarcomatous.  We present the case of a 53-year-old patient who underwent a laparotomy where a tumor mass of 8150 grams was identified, which resulted in a pathological result of a giant leiomyoma with 3 different types of degeneration: red, hydropic and cystic. This case is reported due to the rarity of its conformation and due to the lack of reports in the world literature, this being the first case presenting and allowing some comments on the pathology.

Keywords : leiomyoma; uterus; benign neoplasm.

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