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Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume 2015, Article ID 542963, 3 pages
Case Report

Paraurethral Leiomyoma in a Postmenopausal Woman: First European Case

1Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Aalborg University Hospital, Reberbansgade 15, 9000 Aalborg, Denmark
2Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Viborg Regional Hospital, Heibergs Allé 4, 8800 Viborg, Denmark
3The Fertility Clinic, Skive Regional Hospital, Resenvej 25, 7800 Skive, Denmark
4Faculty of Health, Aarhus University, Nordre Ringgade 1, 8000 Aarhus, Denmark

Received 30 January 2015; Accepted 15 March 2015

Academic Editor: Yoshio Yoshida

Copyright © 2015 Susy Shim 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.


Leiomyomas are benign tumors extending from smooth muscle cells and only few cases of paraurethral leiomyomas have been described in the literature. They are often seen in the reproductive age and around 50% of the cases are asymptomatic. We describe a 59-year-old woman with a solid mobile tumor below the symphysis revealed at a gynecological examination. Transvaginal ultrasound and MRI confirmed the tumor and excision of the paraurethral tumor was carried out. The histological examination showed a benign paraurethral leiomyoma. The postoperative period was characterized by urethral pain as well as vaginal leakage of urine.