Uterine leiomyoma in a 14-year-old girl

Diana Leigh Diesen, T. M. Price, M. A. Skinner

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

11 Scopus citations

Abstract

Uterine leiomyomas are common benign tumors of the uterus in adult females but are rare in adolescents. This is a review of the literature and a case report of a 14-year-old female who presented with increasing, intermittent back pain and abdominal distention due to a large uterine leiomyoma treated by myomectomy. This is the 9th reported case of a uterine leiomyoma in an adolescent female under the age of 18 years in the English literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)53-55
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Pediatric Surgery
Volume18
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2008

    Fingerprint

Keywords

  • Adolescent
  • Myomectomy
  • Uterine leiomyoma
  • Uterine myoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

Cite this