The Pelvic Uterus-like Mass - A Primary or Secondary Müllerian System Anomaly?

Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
Vol 15, No 4, July/August 2008

Yuval Kaufman, MD, and Alan Lam, MD
From the Centre for Advanced Reproductive Endosurgery (Drs. Kaufman and Lam), Sydney, Australia, and The Lady Davies Carmel Medical Center affiliated to the Technion institute of Technology-ITT (Dr. Kaufman), Haifa, Israel.

ABSTRACT

The pelvic uterus-like mass is a rare phenomenon in which an extrauterine mass, comprised of smooth muscle and a central cavity lined by endometrium, is found within the pelvis. The mass is associated with endometriosis and in some of the cases with congenital Müllerian malformations. There is an ongoing debate whether the finding is a result of smooth muscle metaplasia or a remnant of a Müllerian system defect. We present 2 distinct cases of a uterus-like mass. Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology (2008) 15, 494 - 497 © 2008 AAGL. All rights reserved.

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