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Case Reports in MedicineVolume 2010 2010, Article ID 624825, 3 pages

Case ReportDivision of Colorectal Surgery, Departments of Colorectal Surgery and Urology, Adelaide and Meath Incorporating the National Children-s Hospital, Tallaght, Dublin 24, Ireland

Received 7 June 2010; Accepted 23 July 2010

Academic Editor: Johann Pfeifer

Copyright © 2010 Dara O. Kavanagh et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A 67-year-old Caucasian male was referred by the urology service with a history of incomplete bowel emptying. He complained of tenesmus. MRI scan suggested a leiomyoma lying anterior to the rectum. He underwent examination under anaesthesia and attempted endorectal ultrasound and biopsy. However, the lesion seemed to migrate cranially and was impalpable. At laparoscopy, a mobile, unattached, 5 . 5 × 5 × 3 . 5 , cream-coloured ‘egg was retrieved from the retrovesical space. Histology confirmed a hyalinised fibrocollagenous lesion lined with mesothelium. A comprehensive review of the literature is presented.

Author: Dara O. Kavanagh, Diarmaid Moran, Robert Flynn, and Paul C. Neary



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