Open Access Case Report Article ID: OJTM-4-111

    Giant symptomatic uterine fibroid: A rare case in Enugu, South East Nigeria

    Henry C Nnaji*, Emmanuel O Udogu, Eric E Asimadu and Emeka F Nnakenyi

    Giant uterine fibroids are rare benign smooth muscle neoplasms of the uterus. They are gynaecological problems found among women of reproductive age that negatively impacts their health. Uterine fibroids are described as giant when the fibroid tissues weigh more than 11.4kg. This type of benign disease poses a great management challenge. Generally uterine fibroids are common gynaecological conditions among women of reproductive age and are asymtomatic in many women. Many are discovered incidentally on imaging on asymptomatic women but the symptomatic ones can cause abnormal uterine bleeding, pressure symptoms, bowel dysfunction and urinary symptoms.

    We present a case of Giant Symptomatic Uterine Fibroid managed successfully in Enugu. The patient presented to a private specialist hospital in Enugu with complaints of gradual abdominal distension, weight loss and inability to move around easily. She had bowel symptom but there was no urinary symptoms. She was investigated and counselled on the diagnosis and management options. She consented to total abdominal hysterectomy which she had with good outcome. 


    Published on: Mar 5, 2020 Pages: 1-3

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