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Uterine Lipoleiomyoma in the Context of Adenocarcinoma

Authors
  • Rasmussen, Taylor1
  • Sanchirico, Paul2
  • Pfeiffer, David3
  • 1 WWAMI Medical Education Program, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington , (United States)
  • 2 Department of Radiology, St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Lewiston, Idaho , (United States)
  • 3 Department of Biological Sciences, WWAMI Medical Education Program, University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho , (United States)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Clinical Imaging Science
Publisher
Scientific Scholar
Publication Date
Dec 18, 2020
Volume
10
Identifiers
DOI: 10.25259/JCIS_204_2020
PMID: 33408957
PMCID: PMC7771410
Source
PubMed Central
Keywords
Disciplines
  • Case Report
License
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Abstract

We describe a case of a 63-year-old woman referred to an oncologist for treatment of endometrial adenocarcinoma. A computed tomography scan revealed the incidental finding of a 11.5 × 10.5 × 9.0 cm myomatous mass in the uterine corpus adjacent to, yet uninvolved with, the adenocarcinoma. Histopathological analysis confirmed the mass to be a lipoleiomyoma, a rare single variant of lipoma. These fatty tumors present similar to leiomyomas and as such are generally not harmful; however, the potential exists for diagnostic confusion with other uterine tumors. This case serves to further illuminate the findings associated with these rare tumors.

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