NJBMS - Volume 1, Issue 2., October - December 2010

Pages: 70-75


Author: Dr Manjula K. Dr Kadam Satyanarayana Rao. Dr Chandrasekhar H R.

Category: Pathology

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Degenerative changes are encountered relatively frequently in uterine leiomyomas. The nature of the change varies according to the degree and rapidity of onset of vascular insufficiency and is found in one or several of a group of fibroids. In some instances degeneration is associated with acute and severe symptoms. All these features maybe encountered in malignant tumours and therefore thorough sampling of lesions with unusual gross appearance is imperative. Further, in the presence of extensive degeneration, it is difficult to identify the smooth muscle nature of the lesion. The present study is proposed to be undertaken, because the gross and microscopic appearances of degeneration may simulate malignant tumors, the diagnosis of these tumors carry better prognosis requires detailed morphological study.

Keywords: degenerative changes, Leiomyoma, Smooth muscle cells.

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Editor in Chief of NJBMS Dr.Deepti Shastri, Professor and Head, Department of Anatomy, Academic Co-ordinator for Pre and Paraclinical Sciences, VMKV Medical College & Hospital, Salem.

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