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Fatty tumours of the uterus.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7174848     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Uterine fatty tumours (UFT) are uncommon and have received little attention in the English literature. They have aroused interest as a consequence of occasional diagnostic confusion with sarcomas and the continuing unresolved dispute as to their histogenesis. Three cases of UFT are described and the pathological features of note discussed. The viewpoint that these tumours are hamartomas/choristomas is rejected. UFT most probably represent tumour metaplasia within a leiomyoma. There is no uniform accepted nomenclature for such tumours and it is suggested that they be designated "uterine fatty tumours" and subdivided into "lipoma" and "mixed lipoma/leiomyoma" (synonym lipoleiomyoma).
D J Pounder
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical pathology     Volume:  35     ISSN:  0021-9746     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Clin. Pathol.     Publication Date:  1982 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-02-25     Completed Date:  1983-02-25     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376601     Medline TA:  J Clin Pathol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1380-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Adipose Tissue / pathology
Leiomyoma / pathology*
Lipoma / pathology*
Uterine Neoplasms / pathology*

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