HETEROTOPIC CARTILAGE IN THE MYOMETRIUM

Rubina Gulzar, Ruqaiya Shahid, Omema Saleem, Shazia Mumtaz, Yusra Memon

Abstract


We describe a rare case of chondroid heterotopia in the myometrium with associated foci of adenomyosis, in a 45 years old female, presenting with abnormal uterine bleeding and abdominal pain. Designated as metaplastic and benign, it needs to be differentiated from other benign conditions as impacted fetus, teratoma, chondroma, and certain malignant conditions like malignant mixed mullerian tumor, adenosarcoma and leiomyosarcoma.

Keywords


Mullerian mixed tumor; Heterotopic cartilage; Myometrium; Uterus.

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