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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 50  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 800-1

Pure lipoma of the uterus : a rare case report.


Department of Pathology, Fr Muller Medical College, Mangalore, Karnataka

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H Fernandes
Department of Pathology, Fr Muller Medical College, Mangalore, Karnataka

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Pure fatty tumors of the uterus are exceedingly rare. The more common lipomatous tumor is lipoleiomyoma with varying amounts of two components. Most are post-operative chance findings following hysterectomy for leiomyoma. Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging can assist in pre-operative diagnosis. A 60 year old post-menopausal woman presented with a mass per abdomen. Ultrasound revealed fibroid uterus with lipomatous areas. The hysterectomy specimen showed a pure intramural lipoma of the uterus. As clinical symptoms and signs of uterine lipoma are indistinguishable from uterine leiomyoma, various imaging techniques can aid in pre-operative diagnosis. The diagnosis of pure lipoma of the uterus should only be made when any smooth muscle if present is confined to the periphery of the tumor.


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