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Perivascular epithelial cell tumor arising from polypoid adenomyoma: a case report
1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Shimane University School of Medicine, Izumo
2 Department of Biochemistry, Shimane University School of Medicine, Izumo
3 Department of Organ Pathology, Shimane University School of Medicine Izumo (Japan)
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2013, 34(1), 104–106;
Published: 10 February 2013
The present report describes a rare case of a uterine perivascular epithelioid cell tumor (PEComa) arising from a polypoid adenomyoma. The patient, a 44-year-old woman with tuberous sclerosis, was incidentally found to have a uterine mass with malignantappearing features on a computed tomography (CT) scan. Pathological examination of the hysterectomy specimen demonstrated that the tumor was composed of pale, spindle-shaped, epithelioid tumor cells which were positive for SMA and HMB-45. These findings were consistent with a PEComa arising from a polypoid adenomyoma.
Perivascular epithelioid cell tumor (PEComa)