Lipoleiomyoma of the uterus
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Exophytic heterogeneous fat attenuation lesion within the uterus with areas of macroscopic fat, likely represents a lipoleiomyoma. The lesion has been stable for over 15 years.
Uterine lipoleiomyomas are rare benign tumors with reported incidence from 0.03% to 0.2%. These tumors are typically found in postmenopausal women and are associated with ordinary leiomyomas.
They may be asymptomatic or cause symptoms similar to those caused by leiomyomas.
Differential diagnostic considerations include:
- 1. Prieto A, Crespo C, Pardo A et-al. Uterine lipoleiomyomas: US and CT findings. Abdom Imaging. 2000;25 (6): 655-7. Pubmed citation
- 2. Aung T, Goto M, Nomoto M et-al. Uterine lipoleiomyoma: a histopathological review of 17 cases. Pathol. Int. 2004;54 (10): 751-8. doi:10.1111/j.1440-1827.2004.01748.x - Pubmed citation
- 3. Avritscher R, Iyer RB, Ro J et-al. Lipoleiomyoma of the uterus. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2001;177 (4): 856. doi:10.2214/ajr.177.4.1770856 - Pubmed citation