A Perplexing Case of Cellular Leiomyoma with Excessive Myxoid DegenerationCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Monika Anant,
AIIMS-Patna, Phulwarisharif, Near Walmi, Patna-801507, Bihar, India.
Uterine leiomyomas are the most common benign lesions of the uterus. This commonest tumour can vary in sizes, locations, degenerations and presentation. In most cases, they are easy to diagnose clinically with help of imaging. We present a case of a fibroid with excessive myxoid degeneration where the preoperative diagnosis was haemangio/angiosarcoma. However, cellular leiomyomas are a variant of leiomyoma with more cellular component. Myxoid degeneration in leiomyoma is uncommon and has to be differentiated from leiomyosarcoma. Histopathology is confirmatory in arriving at a diagnosis.
Fibroid, Sarcoma, Uterine masses
Monika Anant, Kajal Sinha, Khusboo, Punam Bhadani. A PERPLEXING CASE OF CELLULAR LEIOMYOMA WITH EXCESSIVE MYXOID DEGENERATION. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2018 July [cited: 2018 Jul 16 ]; 12:QD03-QD05. Available from
Date of Submission: Sep 16, 2017
Date of Peer Review: Dec 28, 2017
Date of Acceptance: May 17, 2018
Date of Publishing: Jul 01, 2018
FINANCIAL OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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