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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 649

Uterine angioleiomyoma: A rare variant of uterine leiomyoma - A case report and literature review


Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Pushpanjali Crosslay Hospital, Ghaziabad, New Delhi, NCR, India

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Dinesh Pradhan
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Pushpanjali Crosslay Hospital, Ghaziabad, New Delhi, NCR
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0973-1482.138127

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Uterine angioleiomyoma (AL) is an extremely rare variant of leiomyoma and only 15 cases have been reported till date. Herein we present a case of AL of the uterus in a 39-year-old multiparous female with polymenorrhagia and pain abdomen. A pelvic ultrasonogram showed a large heterogeneously hypoechoic intramural nodule in the posterior myometrium. The patient underwent a total abdominal hysterectomy. Histological examination of the nodule revealed a moderately cellular spindle cell tumor composed of interlacing fascicles of spindle to plump cells swirling around the thick walled vessels. No hypercellularity, pleomorphism, mitotic figures, or necrosis was identified. The spindle to plump cells showed strong and diffuse immunoreactivity for smooth muscle actin, desmin and progesterone receptor, focal and weak positivity for CD10 and estrogen receptor and were negative for CD34 and HMB-45. The Ki-67 labeling index was low (1%). A diagnosis of AL was offered. The patient is on follow up for over 10 months and is asymptomatic.


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