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Unusual case of a leiomyoma in the space of Retzius mimicking broad ligament fibroid
  1. Lajya Devi Goyal1,
  2. Suresh Goyal2,
  3. Priyanka Garg1 and
  4. Garima Mahajan1
  1. 1Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences-Bathinda, Bathinda, Punjab, India
  2. 2General Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences-Bathinda, Bathinda, Punjab, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Priyanka Garg; priyanka.garg.u{at}


This case report will discuss an interesting case of a patient who presented with pain in the lower abdomen of 2-month duration. Clinical examination and imaging findings were suggestive of a broad ligament fibroid. However, intraoperatively, the mass was found to be present in the space of Retzius, which is an extremely rare location for such a pathology. The access to the tumour was very challenging. Successful surgical excision was done with the help of a multidisciplinary team involving a gynaecologist, a urologist and an anaesthetist. Histopathology reported it to be benign leiomyoma. Postoperatively, the patient made an uneventful recovery.

  • Obstetrics, gynaecology and fertility
  • Healthcare improvement and patient safety

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  • Contributors LDG, SG, PG and GM were equally involved in the management of the patient and manuscript writing. All the authors have read and approved the final version of the manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Case reports provide a valuable learning resource for the scientific community and can indicate areas of interest for future research. They should not be used in isolation to guide treatment choices or public health policy.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.