Primary ovarian leiomyoma associated with endometriotic cyst presenting with symptoms of acute appendicitis: a case report

@article{Tomas2009PrimaryOL,
  title={Primary ovarian leiomyoma associated with endometriotic cyst presenting with symptoms of acute appendicitis: a case report},
  author={Davor Tomas and Tanja Leni{\vc}ek and Neven Tu{\vc}kar and Zvonimir Puljiz and Mario Ledinsky and Bo{\vz}o Kru{\vs}lin},
  journal={Diagnostic Pathology},
  year={2009},
  volume={4},
  pages={25 - 25}
}
BACKGROUND Ovarian leiomyoma is a rare benign tumor that accounts for 0.5 to 1% of all benign ovarian tumors. It probably arises from smooth muscle cells in the ovarian hilar blood vessels but there are other possible origins including cells in the ovarian ligament, smooth muscle cells or multipotential cells in the ovarian stroma, undifferentiated germ cells, or cortical smooth muscle metaplasia. Additionally, smooth muscle metaplasia of endometriotic stroma, smooth muscle present in mature… CONTINUE READING
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