August 2020 — Gynecological
One consulting slide from a 46 year old female with hysterectomy. The outside pathology diagnosis is inactive endometrium, adenomyosis and leiomyomata. But they send in one slide only to ask question about the adenomyosis.
What is your diagnosis?
- Direct endometroid adenocarcinoma invasion
- Endometroid adenocarcinoma arising from adenomyosis
- Complex adenomyosis
- Classical adenomyosis
The correct answer is...
The correct answer is Endometroid adenocarcinoma arising from adenomyosis
This fits the invasion by "Microcystic, elongated, and fragmented (MELF) glands" pattern. Because there is no endometroid adenocarcinoma in the endometrium, this case belongs to the endometroid adenocarcinoma arising from adenomyosis.
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|Yilan Li, M.D., Ph.D.
Resident, Anatomic Pathology (2019-2020)
|Amy Clayton, M.D.
Division Chair, Anatomic Pathology
Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science