Ann Surg Case Rep | Volume 3, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Torsion of Large Uterine Fibroid Presenting as an Acute Abdomen

Kylie Callier, Lena Younes, David Foley, Michelle Balducci, Deborah Trammell and Izi Obokhare*

Department of Surgery, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, USA

*Correspondance to: Izi Obokhare 

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Uterine fibroids are the most common type of gynecologic tumors. Although they rarely cause acute complications, a torsed pedunculated leiomyoma can present as an acute abdomen. We report the case of a 77-year-old with a fibroid torsion who presented with right lower quadrant pain and an acute abdomen mimicking acute appendicitis. This report then reviews the imaging modalities and treatment options for such cases.


Uterine fibroid; Acute abdomen; Tumor; Appendicitis; MRI


Callier K, Younes L, Foley D, Balducci M, Trammell D, Obokhare I. Torsion of Large Uterine Fibroid Presenting as an Acute Abdomen. Ann Surg Case Rep. 2020; 3(1): 1028..

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