Prostatic Leiomyoma With Bizarre Nuclei: A Case Report

Vibeke M. Kristensen, Anand C. Loya, Klaus Brasso


Leiomyoma with bizarre nuclei (LM-BN) is a very rare finding which cannot be distinguished clinically from the very commonly occurring benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). If correctly diagnosed, LM-BN has a favorable prognosis after complete surgical excision. It is important to keep this alternative diagnosis in mind when treating a patient with complaints indicating prostatic hyperplasia. This case involves a 77-year-old male presenting with lower urinary tract symptoms; based on clinical presentation, the patient was diagnosed with BPH. A transurethral prostate resection was performed. Resected prostate tissue was collected for analysis and diagnosis of prostatic LM-BN was made.

World J Nephrol Urol. 2016;5(2):37-39


Prostate; Bizarre nuclei; Leiomyoma

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