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The Korean Journal of Pathology 1995;29(2): 272-274.
Adenocarcinoma Arising in Adenomyosis.
Young Il Yang, In Sook Lim, Jong Eun Joo
1Department of Pathology, Inje University, Medical College, Pusan Paik Hospital, Pusan, Korea.
2Dae Han Clinical Medical Cabarotory, Korea.
3Department of Pathology, Nowon Eulji Hospital, Korea.
Adenocarcinoma in adenomyosis is unusual and it is mostly associated with adenocarcinoma in the endometrial mucosa. In contrast, adenocarcinoma arising in adenomyosis without endometrial adenocarcinoma is extremely rare and it suggests that it arises de novo from adenomyosis. We report a case of adenocarcinoma arising in adenomyosis in 44-year-old woman. The endometrial cavity contained a polypoid lesion with atypical hyperplasia, but no evidence of adenocarcinoma in the endometrial mucosa. Simple, complex and atypical hyperplasia associated with well differentiated adenocarcinoma was also noted in the areas of adenomyosis.
Key Words: Adenocarcinoma; Atypical hyperplasia; Adenomyosis; Uterus