A 22nd case report of extrauterine adenomyoma of the abdominal wall

Rita Sampaio, José Palla Garcia, Carlos Sampaio Macedo, José Ramón Vizcaíno


An adenomyoma of the uterus is a nodular tumor-like mass of benign endometrial glands, endometrioid stroma and smooth muscle tissue. Extra-uterine adenomyoma is an extremely rare tumor. The majority of the cases described was from ovary and located in the pelvis. We present a case of a 70 years old woman with clinical and radiological suspicious of disseminated malignancy. In the abdominal wall, a 5-cm nodule of larger dimension detected by computed tomography-scan was biopsied for accessibility reasons. The morphological and immunohistochemical features of the biopsy led us to propose the diagnosis of an extrauterine adenomyoma. This article reports the 22nd case of extrauterine adenomyoma, a rare and poorly understood tumor that could be imagiologically and clinically indistinguishable from a metastasis.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/crcp.v4n2p11


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