Acute hemorrhage related to spontaneous rupture of an uterine fibroid: a rare case report

Bastu E. , AKHAN S. E. , Ozsurmeli M., Galandarov R., SÖZEN H., Gungor-Ugurlucan F., ...More

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF GYNAECOLOGICAL ONCOLOGY, vol.34, no.3, pp.271-272, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Page Numbers: pp.271-272


The authors present smooth muscle tumors of uncertain malignant potential (STUMP) diagnosis and surgical management of a spontaneously-ruptured degenerated uterine fibroids. A 48-year-old nulliparous presented with a two-day history of abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, and menorrhagia. Within eight hours, her distress level increased. Computed tomography (CT) scanning of the abdomen showed a large, 31 x 25 cm solid-cystic lesion. An emergency laparotomy was indicated. Surgery revealed approximately 2,000 cc of blood and a 30 cm degenerated uterine fibroid with a fundal rupture, cystic, and solid components extending to the lower pole of the liver. Pathology results noted mild nuclear atypia, six mitoses per ten high-power fields (hpf) and necrosis spread that was not coagulative with a STUMP diagnosis. STUMP presents a problematic group of uterine smooth muscle tumors for any clinician. In addition, STUMP can rarely cause acute complications like a rupture. Therefore, prompt diagnosis and effective management are important.