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BENIGN TUMORSOF THE UTERUSDoctor Njoroge Waithaka3/13/20161NON MALIGNANTTUMOURS1.2.3/13/2016This consist ofUterine polypsUterine fibroids2UTERINE POLYPS3/13/2016are common tumors in the uterusaffecting the endocervix or corpusuteri.Rarely do they have malignantchanges.3CORPUS POLYPS1. polypFibroid polypAdenomyomatous polypPlacental polyp4ENDOCERVICAL POLYP1.2.3/13/2016Mucous polypsFibro-epithelial polyps5POLYPS ARISING FROMUTERUS CORPUS3/13/2016Endometrial polyps are thecommonest in the uterine corpus.They are usually multiple and mayform part of hyperplasticendometriumAfter menopause they are single oronly few in number6PATHOLOGY1.2.3/13/2016macroscopicThey are small,pale pink or redtumors projecting from theEndometrial surfaceThey may have long stalksallowing them to present throughthe cervix or at the vulva7Path cont3/13/2016MicroscopyThe polyp is composed ofEndometrial stroma and glandscovered by a single-layer columnarepitheliumAtypical changes and squamousmetaplasia may cause difficulty indiagnosis from malignancy8Path cont3/13/2016Malignant changes in a benign polyp,shows malignancy only in parts of thepolyp and none at the baseAdenocarcinoma has malignancythroughout the polyp and the tissuearound the baseAdenomyomatous polyps have a smoothmuscle and endometrial e

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