Uterine leiomyoma in a 14-year-old girl.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

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.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Diesen, DL; Price, TM; Skinner, MA

Published Date

  • February 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 18 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 53 - 55

PubMed ID

  • 18302072

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0939-7248

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1055/s-2007-989299


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States