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International Cancer Conference Journal

, Volume 5, Issue 1, pp 31–35

First Online: 29 April 2015Received: 06 January 2015Accepted: 17 April 2015DOI: 10.1007-s13691-015-0220-z

Cite this article as: Yamamoto, A., Usami, T., Kondo, E. et al. Int Canc Conf J 2016 5: 31. doi:10.1007-s13691-015-0220-z


‘Polypoid endometriosis’ is a rare variant of endometriosis. We describe a case of an extremely large polypoid endometriosis mimicking a malignant tumor. A 37-year-old nulliparous woman was referred due to the rapid growth of an endometriotic cyst of the ovary and a high serum CA125 level. MRI revealed solid components in the pelvic mass. These preoperative clinical data were compatible with an ovarian carcinoma. A frozen section of the tumor biopsy showed as if an adenosarcoma, but finally the diagnosis of polypoid endometriosis with decidual change was made on permanent section. Polypoid endometriosis is a part of the differential diagnosis for malignant tumors in women with endometriosis, and we should consider carefully decision making for treatment.

KeywordsPolypoid endometriosis Decidual change Uterine serosa Adenosarcoma  Download fulltext PDF

Autor: Akiko Yamamoto - Tomoka Usami - Eiji Kondo - Kazuyoshi Kato - Teiichi Motoyama


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