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Indian Journal of Pathology and Oncology

To study degenerative changes and variants of leiomyoma in hysterectomy specimens

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Author Details : Rucha Kanhe*, Sonali Saraf

Volume : 7, Issue : 2, Year : 2020

Article Page : 248-252

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Objectives: To know the incidence of leiomyoma in hysterectomy specimens and study the degenerative
changes of leiomyoma and its variants.
Materials and Methods: A prospective study of 1000 hysterectomy specimens was done. All the chief
complaints, gross features and microscopic findings were recorded.
Results: The most common benign lesion found was leiomyoma in 55.4% cases followed by adenomyosis
in 32.5% cases. Majority of leiomyoma cases (99.2%) were usual leiomyoma. 2 variants of leiomyoma, 1
case of cellular leiomyoma and other case of mitotically active leiomyoma were found.
Conclusion: Leiomyoma was the most common pathology found in hysterectomy specimens in our study
which is also true for other countries. Adenomyosis identified on histopathological examination was seen
to be an important lesion in cases presenting with DUB. Hence, cases presenting with DUB should be
thoroughly evaluated to rule out any underlying pathology.

Keywords: Adnexam, Leiomyoma, Adenomyosis, Dysfunctional uterine bleeding.

Doi : 10.18231/j.ijpo.2020.047

How to cite : Kanhe R, Saraf S, To study degenerative changes and variants of leiomyoma in hysterectomy specimens. Indian J Pathol Oncol 2020;7(2):248-252

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