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Uterine lipoma and coincidental cervical cancer: a case report
  1. T. U.K. Dilek*,
  2. U. Akcin,
  3. O. Erdem,
  4. B. Tiras and
  5. A. Dursun
  1. *Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine, Mersin University, Mersin, Turkey
  2. Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey
  3. Department of Pathology, School of Medicine, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey
  1. Address correspondence and reprint requests to: Talat Umut Kutlu Dilek, MD, Adonis Sitesi Selvi F Blok No: 20 Mezitli, Mersin, 33280 Turkey. Email: umutdilek{at}


Pure lipoma of the uterus is a rare clinical event, and only a few cases have been reported in the literature. Clinical symptoms and physical signs are similar to those found in leiomyomas. The histogenesis of these lesions is still unclear. However, adipose metaplasia of stromal cells or smooth muscle cells of leiomyoma were accepted hypothesis that explain histogenesis of lipomas of uterus. We report the case of a 55-year-old woman with pure uterine lipoma and coincidental cancer of uterine cervix.

  • adipose metaplasia
  • lipoma of the uterus
  • uterine cervix cancer

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