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Journal Article


Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, Volume 18, Number 3, p.386-389 (2011)



adult, article, case report, Diagnostic Errors, disseminated peritoneal leiomyosarcoma, electrical equipment, Fatal Outcome, female, human, Humans, laparoscopic surgery, laparoscopy, leiomyoma, leiomyosarcoma, morcellation, myomectomy, Neoplasm Seeding, peritoneal cavity, Peritoneal Neoplasms, postoperative complication, technique, topography, Uterine Neoplasms


Herein is reported a case of disseminated peritoneal leiomyosarcoma arising shortly after laparoscopic myomectomy and specimen retrieval with an electromechanical morcellator. The topography of the sarcomas suggests morcellation as a contributing factor. This case shows that caution should be exercised when selecting patients for laparoscopic myomectomy and stresses the need for a thorough pathologic examination of the specimen retrieved. © 2011 AAGL.


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Cite this Research Publication

Ra Anupama, Ahmad, S. Za, Kuriakose, Sa, Vijaykumar, D. Ka, Pavithran, Kb, and Seethalekshmy, N. Vc, “Disseminated Peritoneal Leiomyosarcomas After Laparoscopic " Myomectomy" and Morcellation”, Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, vol. 18, pp. 386-389, 2011.