Cartilaginous Metaplasia in Uterine Leiomyoma

Burak KARADAG, Gül Alkan BÜLBÜL, Betül ÇELİK, Tangül BULUT, Barış MÜLAYİM
2019 Turkiye Klinikleri Journal of Case Reports  
A AB BS S T TR RA AC CT T Metaplasia is the reversible replacement of a single adult mesenchymal or epithelial cell by another type of adult cell. Metaplasia in adipose tissue is the most commonly reported type of metaplasia, while metaplasia in a leiomyoma is rarely reported. Cartilaginous metaplasia is also rarely seen. Although metaplasia in cartilaginous areas is rare, it may appear in a uterine leiomyoma. The present study reports a case of cartilaginous metaplasia in a uterine leiomyoma.
more » ... Ke ey yw wo or rd ds s: : Cartilaginous metaplasia; leiomyoma; metaplasia
doi:10.5336/caserep.2018-63727 fatcat:lv3teb6bhrel5oz3lryoepnxba