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Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume 2015, Article ID 197842, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/197842
Case Report

Round Ligament of Uterus Leiomyoma: An Unusual Cause of Dyspareunia

1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Nyala Sudan-Turkish Training and Research Hospital, West Alessa District, Nyala, Sudan
2Department of Urology, Nyala Sudan-Turkish Training and Research Hospital, West Alessa District, Nyala, Sudan
3Department of General Surgery, Nyala Sudan-Turkish Training and Research Hospital, West Alessa District, Nyala, Sudan
4Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Okmeydani Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

Received 2 November 2014; Revised 15 February 2015; Accepted 2 March 2015

Academic Editor: Massimo Origoni

Copyright © 2015 Ozer Birge et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Round ligament of uterus leiomyoma is a rare, benign tumor of the vulva. Its incidence is not known exactly, and the mean age ranges from 13 to 70. Although clinical properties of benign and malignant diseases in the vulvar area are frequently similar, early diagnosis and treatment are essential. Local excision is recommended as definitive therapy. We present an 28-year-old female without any birth with a mass in anterior vaginal wall diagnosed as vulvar leiomyoma. In conclusion, a brief review of relevant literature emphasizes that leiomyomas are quite rare outside of the uterus but they might occur in any tissue or organ containing smooth muscle, spontaneously or parasitically after the spreading effect of an accident or surgical trauma. Clinicians should be alert especially for the diagnosis in a tissue with smooth muscle content.