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NJBMS - Volume 3, Issue 4, April - June 2013

Pages: 312-314

LUTEOMA OF PREGNANCY- A CASE REPORT

Author: J.CHANDRALEKHA, T.S.K. GAUTAM, G. PARVATHI, A.BHAGYALAKSHMI

Category: Pathology

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Abstract:

Pregnancy luteoma is a hyperplastic lesion that may be mistaken for a neoplasm, thus leading to unnecessary oophorectomy. Between 100-200 cases have been reported in the literature, although the true incidence is probably underestimated, as most of these lesions are likely to remain undetected. Pregnancy luteoma occurs in the second half of pregnancy and is usually an incidental finding at caesarean delivery or during post-partum tubal ligation. In rare cases, a pelvic mass has been detected or the lesion has become symptomatic because of torsion, rupture or obstruction of pelvic outlet during labour. Recently, cases have been detected by magnetic resonance imaging or sonographically. Pregnancy luteomas are associated with virilisation of the mother in about 25% cases, and female infants are virilised as well in 60-70% cases. The case is being presented to create awareness and avoid unnecessary oophorectomy in a case of luteoma of pregnancy.

Keywords: pregnancy luteoma, caesarean delivery

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