Parasitic fibroids are generally diagnosed incidentally at the time of surgery performed for symptomatic uterine fibroids. Torsion of a parasitic fibroid causing severe acute onset pain is extremely rare. We report a torsed parasitic fibroid in a patient who underwent hysterectomy using power morcellation for specimen retrieval. A 40-year-old patient with a history of laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy 8 years prior presented with severe abdominal pain. She was diagnosed with degenerating parasitic fibroids on magnetic resonance imaging and was managed conservatively. Surgery was performed 3 days later for persistent pain, and the parasitic fibroid was found to have undergone torsion. Torsed ischemic fibroids can undergo necrosis and gangrene and can potentially cause life-threatening coagulopathy and peritonitis. Awareness of this potential complication will reduce errors in diagnosis and facilitate timely management.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of the Turkish German Gynecology Association|
|State||Published - Dec 2015|
- Parasitic fibroid
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Obstetrics and Gynecology