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ENDOMETRIAL CARCINOMA UTERINE MYOMATA

ENDOMETRIAL CARCINOMA UTERINE MYOMATA

Clinical History

A woman of 67 presented with a history of vaginal bleeding for 1 month. Diagnostic curettage revealed a papillary carcinoma of the endometrium and a panhysterectomy was performed. Subsequently the patient developed abdominal metastases.

Pathology

The uterus has been sliced in a sagittal plane and displays the cut surface. Projecting into the uterine cavity is an irregular friable polypoid tumour mass which is infiltrating the muscle. In the uterine wall posteriorly is an encapsulated pale myoma 2cm in diameter. Smaller myomata are present in the anterior wall. This is an endometrial carcinoma associated with uterine myomata.