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SJ Mesenas, KY Ng, P Raj, JMS Ho, HS Ng
Correspondence: Dr S J Mesenas
This case report describes a primary hepatic leiomyoma presenting as a mass lesion detected on ultrasonography of the abdomen in an asymptomatic hepatitis B carrier on routine surveillance. Primary leiomyomata of the liver are rare occurrences, with only 9 cases reported in the literature. The presenting features of primary hepatic leiomyomata and diagnostic approach towards such lesions are discussed. The significance of such tumours in the immunocompromised is also mentioned.
Keywords: primary, hepatic, leiomyoma, hepatitis B
Singapore Med J 2000; 41(3): 129-131