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Uterine sarcoma in patients operated on for presumed leiomyoma and rapidly growing leiomyoma.
The frequency of leiomyoma is three times more common in females than in males, and mostly it occurs between 4th to 5th decade of life.
Leiomyoma of the anterior vaginal wall in a suburethral location causing stress incontinence: report of a case.
Leiomyoma is a non-malignant tumor of smooth muscle origin, which is an important member of mesenchymal neoplasms involving the gastrointestinal tract and uterus.
Histologically, three types of leiomyomas are present: epithelioid leiomyoma, solid -form leiomyoma, and vascular leiomyoma (angiomyomas or angioleiomyomas) (5, 6).
It should be pointed out that if coagulative tumor cell necrosis is present in a leiomyoma post therapy, other histologic features of malignancy should be evaluated carefully.
According to these findings, a uterine leiomyoma with cystic degeneration was primarily considered, and the patient was operated in the Gynecology Surgery Department of our hospital.
An ultrasound performed one week later showed a submucosal leiomyoma (15 x 15 cm) with echogenic foci along with pyometra; this was drained by cervical dilatation.
Histopathology confirmed the mass to be a benign leiomyoma and there were no malignant changes.
Incidence and predictive factors for complications after uterine leiomyoma embolization.
Clinical and demographic characteristics of the patients with leiomyoma and the control group are provided in Table 1.
The presence of smooth muscle cells and positive staining for desmin, alpha smooth muscle actin and vimentin clinches the diagnosis of leiomyoma.