PATHOLOGY & ONCOLOGY RESEARCHVol. 12 No. 1, 2006

 Report

Spontaneously Ruptured Uterine Angioleiomyoma

Nil CULHACI1, Esra OZKARA1, Hasan YƜKSEL2, Yelda OZSUNAR3, Emel UNAL1

1Department of Pathology, Adnan Menderes University, Faculty of Medicine, Aydin, Turkey
2Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Adnan Menderes University, Faculty of Medicine, Aydin, Turkey
3Department of Radiology, Adnan Menderes University, Faculty of Medicine, Aydin, Turkey

 

Angioleiomyoma is an uncommon type of leiomyoma of the uterus that originates from smooth muscle cells and contains thick-walled vessels. A 45-year-old woman with the complaint of lower abdominal pain was admitted to the hospital. In the operation a ruptured, bleeding uterine tumor was seen. She underwent total hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy. On pathologic examination of the specimen, the tumor was diagnosed as angioleiomyoma. Here, an unusual clinical presentation of uterine angioleiomyoma was reported. Pathology & Oncology Research, Vol 12, Nr 1, 50-51, 2006

Key words: angioleiomyoma; uterus; genital tract


Received: Jul 19, 2005; accepted: Sep 10, 2005
Correspondence: Nil CULHACI, Department of Pathology, Adnan Menderes University, Faculty of Medicine, Aydin 09100, Turkey; Tel: +90-256-4441256/227, Fax: +90-256-2146495; E-mail: nculhaci@adu.edu.tr

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