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 tumour can vary in size, location, presentation and degenerations. 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. Whereas, cellular leiomyomas are a variant of leiomyoma with increased cellular component, myxoid degeneration in leiomyoma is uncommon and has to be differentiated from leiomyosarcoma. Histopathology and immunohistochemical analysis is confirmatory in arriving at this diagnosis.
Fibroid, Sarcoma, Uterine masses
Monika Anant, Kajal Sinha, Khusboo, Puna M Bhadani. A PERPLEXING CASE OF CELLULAR LEIOMYOMA WITH EXCESSIVE MYXOID DEGENERATION. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2018 July [cited: 2019 Jan 23 ]; 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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