50. Carcinoma of the uterine corpus

Last updated on May 14, 2019 at 17:33

Organ: Uterus

Description:

This preparation is made from a sagittal section of the uterus, which is why it may look weird. Three lesions are visible:

A thecofibroma, a benign ovarian tumor. It is yellowish.

An endometrial carcinoma. It shows all the typical characteristics of a malignant tumor, like lack of capsule, infiltrative border and poorly circumscribed.

A leiomyoma.

Diagnosis: Endometrial carcinoma, with thecofibroma and leiomyoma

Risk factors:

  • Increased levels of oestrogen
  • Metabolic syndrome

Theory:

Some teachers disagree that the thecofibroma is a thecofibroma. I don’t know what they suggest it actually is, though.

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