CASE REPORT: Non-puerperal uterine inversion due to submucous myoma in a woman: a case report
Ayse Kirbas, Korkut Daglar, Ozgur Kara, Ayhan Sucak and Turhan Caglar
Uterine leiomyomas are the most common benign tumor of the female reproductive tract. Their incidence during pregnancy is approximately 2 percent and they are associated with some complications such as preterm labor, placental abruption, fetal malpresentation, obstructed labor, cesarean delivery, and postpartum hemorrhage. They may develop anywhere within the muscular wall of the uterus, including submucosal, intramural, or subserosal areas. Some of the submucous myomas may be pedunculated and eventually may protrude through the cervical canal to the vagina. They later become necrotic and sometimes infected. Vaginal myomectomy is recommended as the initial treatment of choice for a prolapsed, pedunculated myoma except when other indications require an abdominal procedure.
Inversion is a condition in which the uterus turns inside out with prolapse of the fundus through the cervix. It is seen in acute and chronic forms. Chronic inversion may follow an incomplete obstetric inversion unnoticed or left uncared. Herein, we present, a case of infected nonpuerperal uterine inversion due to submucous leiomyoma that was originating from fundus and the diagnostic dilemma it presents in the after puerperal stage.
Keywords: fibroid, leimyoma, uterine inversion, hysterectomy