Uterine leiomyomas are begin neoplasms composed predominantly of smooth muscle cells and variable amounts of fibrous stroma. Chromosomal play a role in their pathogenesis. The gross appearance of leiomyomas varies greatly depending upon degenerative changes such as hemorrhage, necrosis, hyalinization and myxoid change. In this review several variants of leiomyoma (cellular, bizarre, and epithelioid) are discussed. Other smooth muscle tumors that reflect variations in the growth patterns of leiomyomas - intravenous leiomyomatosis, leiomyomatosis peritonealis disseminata, metastasizing leiomyoma, and adenomyoma - are also presented.
|Journal||Cuadernos de Medicina Reproductiva|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 1999|