Cytodiagnosis and comparison of nondecidualized and decidualized endometriosis of the abdominal wall: A report of two cases

M. D. Berardo, P. T. Valente, C. N. Powers

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Abstract

We describe two cases of endometriosis of the abdominal wall occurring in young, multiparous women in which the diagnosis was made by fine needle aspiration biopsy. One case illustrates the cytologic features of nondecidualized endometriosis: a biphasic population of stromal and glandular cells. In contrast, the other case showed large, plump stromal cells in a distinctive myxoid background, creating a picture of decidualized endometriosis. The differential diagnoses of palpable masses in the abdominal wall and the importance of clinicopathologic correlation are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)957-962
Number of pages6
JournalActa Cytologica
Volume36
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Histology

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