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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 299-301

Pelvic periprostatic symplastic leiomyoma: An unusual case necessitating a radical surgery

1 Department of Pathology, Tata Memorial Hospital, Parel, Mumbai, India
2 Department of Urologic Oncology, Tata Memorial Hospital, Parel, Mumbai, India

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Santosh Menon
Department of Pathology, 8th Floor, Annexe Building, Tata Memorial Hospital, Dr. Ernest Borges Marg, Parel, Mumbai - 400 012
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DOI: 10.4103/0973-1482.113397

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Most pelvic smooth muscle tumors are believed to be malignant, leiomyomas are extremely rare; more so in male patients. Very few cases of symplastic leiomyomas have been described in males. We report an extremely unusual case of a soft tissue mass of periprostatic and periseminal vesicle region in a young adult, which necessitated a radical surgery. Histologically, tumor comprised of smooth muscle bundles with numerous bizarre tumor cells which were immunoreactive with smooth muscle actin (SMA), desmin and h-caldesmon. The diagnostic and treatment dilemmas of these unusual tumors are discussed.

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