ISSN: 0970-938X (Print) | 0976-1683 (Electronic)

Biomedical Research

An International Journal of Medical Sciences

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Epithelioid angiomyolipoma of the uterus: a case report and review of literature

Background: Epithelioid angiomyolipoma (EAML)-a recently recognized pathologic entity-reportedly can develop at various anatomical sites, but rarely in the gynecological region, particularly in the uterus. Case presentation: We present a rare case of extrarenal EAML that developed within the uterus of a 57- year old woman without tuberous sclerosis. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed that the tumor was mainly composed of mature adipose tissue. Conclusion: This case offers new insight into the appearance of extrarenal EAML in the uterus on MRI.

Author(s): Wenhua Li, Yongjie Wang, Xiangru Wu, Caiting Chu

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