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The Broad Ligament Fibroid

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Abstract

Although broad ligament myomas are the most common of the extrauterine myomas, they are rare, with an incidence of approximately 1%. Their location can cause unusual presentations and potentially compromise the accuracy of a preoperative diagnosis. Because the location is peculiar due to the complex anatomy in this region (i.e., ureters and internal iliac and obturator vessels and nerves), the surgeon must pay close attention during dissection.

Keywords

  • Broad ligament fibroid
  • Myomectomy
  • Laparoscopy
  • Infertility
  • Tissue extraction
  • SLAM
  • Morcellation

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Song, J.Y., Rotman, C., Yordan, E.L. (2018). The Broad Ligament Fibroid. In: Moawad, N. (eds) Uterine Fibroids. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-58780-6_11

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