PATHOLOGY & ONCOLOGY RESEARCHVol. 2 No. 3, 1996

 Report

Lipoma of the Uterus

Judit KOVÁCS1, Róbert PÓKA2

1Department of Pathology, University Medical School of Debrecen, Debrecen, Hungary
2Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, University Medical School of Debrecen, Debrecen, Hungary

 

Lipoma of the uterus is a rare condition usually developing in postmenopausal women. Clinical symptoms and physical signs are similar to those found in leiomyomas. The histiogenesis of these lesions is still unclear. We report a case of a pure intramural lipoma of the uterus illustrating characteristic morphological and histological findings. Additional immunohistochemical studies underline the lipomatous but not leiomyomatous nature of the tumor. Pathology & Oncology Research, Vol 2, Nr 3, 181-183, 1996

Key words: uterine neoplasm; postmenopausal woman; lipoma; immunohistochemistry


Received: May 15, 1996; accepted: Jul 2, 1996
Correspondence: Judit KOVÁCS, Department of Pathology, University Medical School of Debrecen, Debrecen H-4012, Hungary

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