Cervical Lipoleiomyoma: Transvaginal Approach for Excision

Emily P. Barnard, Jamie N. Bakkum-Gamez, Matthew R. Hopkins, John A. Occhino

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Background: We report a case of cervical lipoleiomyoma, a rare, benign neoplasm composed of mature adipose tissue and smooth muscle cells. The majority of published literature involves masses in the uterine body resected via an abdominal or laparoscopic approach. Case: A 50-year-old woman presented for a rapidly growing vaginal mass. On exam, the mass was noted to be cervical in origin. Magnetic resonance imaging was obtained and was consistent with a benign lesion. A transvaginal approach was chosen for excision. Surgery was uncomplicated. Final pathology was consistent with a cervical lipoleiomyoma. Conclusions: This is the first reported case of cervical lipoleiomyoma that is managed surgically with myomectomy via the transvaginal approach. After appropriate imaging, it is feasible to manage this condition with a minimally invasive technique and uterine preservation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)370-372
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Gynecologic Surgery
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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