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A case of uterine leiomyoma in an adolescent, which presented as a pelvic mass with lower abdominal pain, is described. Such benign masses are exceedingly uncommon in this age group, and, when present, may be mistaken for malignant tumors. The difficulties both in making an appropriate preoperative diagnosis and in choosing the optimal surgical procedure in the absence of malignancy are discussed. Early cooperation between the pediatrician, the pediatric surgeon, and the gynecologist in managing the adolescent with a pelvic tumor is advised and conservative management, whenever possible, is stressed. Benign leiomyomas in the adolescent should be included in the differential diagnosis of a pelvic mass in standard textbooks of adolescent medicine and gynecology.
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1Supported in part by Grant #4858 from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
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