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Title: Pure lipoma of the uterus: a rare case report.
Authors: Fernandes, Hilda
Naik, C N Ramesh
Swethadri, G K
Bangera, Indira
Miranda, Daphne
Issue Date: 1-Oct-2007
Citation: Fernandes H, Naik CN, Swethadri GK, Bangera I, Miranda D. Pure lipoma of the uterus: a rare case report. Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology. 2007 Oct; 50(4): 800-1
Abstract: 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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