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Ovarian endomyometrioma with atypias: description of a case.
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PMID:  17362943     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To report on a patient with endomyometrioma with atypias and to review the literature. DESIGN: Case report and literature review. SETTING: Clinical and pathologic. PATIENT(S): A 33-year-old nulliparous woman with right flank pain and infertility. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S): Accuracy of diagnosis, hypotheses on endomyometrioma pathogenesis. RESULT(S): A 33-year-old woman with an 8-cm right ovarian mass is reported. An extensive review of the literature on this rare disease revealed only nine well-documented cases with different views on pathogenesis. The final diagnosis required an accurate sampling and the aid of immunohistochemical markers. CONCLUSION(S): Endomyometrioma is an extremely rare entity. None of the previous cases showed cytologic atypias. The finding of atypias, in analogy with endometriosis, suggests the müllerian metaplastic theory.
Gian Franco Zannoni; Valerio Gaetano Vellone; Guido Fadda; Massimiliano Guerriero; Arnaldo Carbone
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review     Date:  2007-03-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  Fertility and sterility     Volume:  88     ISSN:  1556-5653     ISO Abbreviation:  Fertil. Steril.     Publication Date:  2007 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-11-09     Completed Date:  2007-12-11     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372772     Medline TA:  Fertil Steril     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1438.e15-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine Agostino Gemelli, Catholic University, Rome, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Myometrium / pathology*
Ovarian Diseases / diagnosis,  pathology*

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