Cystic adenomyosis spreading into subserosal-peduncolated myoma: How to explain it?

Gaspare Cucinella, Gloria Calagna, Anna Martorana, Antonino Perino, Calagna Gloria, Triolo Onofrio, Tonni Gabriele, Martorana Anna, Perino Antonino, Calagna Gloria, Cucinella Gaspare, Di Gregorio Roberto, Granese Roberta, Granese Roberta, Tonni Gabriele

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IntroductionCystic adenomyosis is a rare variant of adenomyosis characterized by well-circumscribed cavitated endometrial gland and stroma located within the myometrium. The cysts usually measure ≥ 1 cm in diameter, contain a “chocolate-colored” fluid and do not open into the overlaying endometrium.Case presentationWe present a case of a peduncolated-subserosal cystic adenomyoma, namely cystic adenomyosis, correlated with pelvic MR imaging, laparoscopic surgery technique and histopathology findings.ConclusionsIn this case, the peculiar growth pattern of cystic adenomyosis in a myoma represents a singular condition rarely reported in the medical literature. We therefore support the pathogenetic theory that the disease might have been caused by direct proliferation of endometrial cells within a peduncolated- subserosal myoma
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)29-31
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Publication statusPublished - 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery


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