Histopathological correlation of hysterectomy specimens with clinical and other investigational findings
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2022, Volume 9, Issue 3, Pages 1040-1048
AbstractContext: Hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus and is the most common major
gynaecological surgical procedure performed worldwide.
Aims: To study the incidence and distribution of various types of pathologies in the
hysterectomy specimens in the population studied.
Methods and Material: A total of 500 cases were studied. The study material was obtained
from patients’ hospitals that underwent hysterectomy and also specimens sent from nearby
private or government
Results: Among various significant pathologies, benign accounted for 95.7% of lesions while
malignant for 4.3% of lesions. Among benign lesions, adenomyosis was commonest with 203
(136 isolated + 67 with leiomyoma) cases and it was most common in 41-50 years age group.
Leiomyoma was next common with 183 (116 isolated + 67 with adenomyosis) cases and it
was also most common in 41-50 years age group. 67 (13.4%) cases had both leiomyoma and
adenomyosis. CIN1 or LSIL accounted for 15 cases, serous cystadenoma of ovary for 12
cases, endometrial polyp for 12 cases, mature cystic teratoma of ovary for 8 cases,
endocervical polyp for 9 cases, cervical leiomyoma for 6 cases, mucinous cystadenoma for 3
cases, placenta accreta for 3 cases, simple endometrial hyperplasia without atypia for 2 cases,
infected decidua for 2 cases, CIN2/CIN3 or HSIL for 2 cases, adult granulosa cell tumour for
2 cases, endometriosis of ovary for 2 cases, broad ligament leiomyoma for 2 cases, acute
salpingitis for 1 case, endometriosis of fallopian tube for 1 case, complete hydatidiform mole
for 1 case, invasive hydatidiform mole for 1 case and adenomatoid tumour of myometrium
for 1 case. Among malignant lesions, carcinoma of cervix was commonest with 11 cases,
followed by carcinoma of ovary with 7 cases and carcinoma of endometrium with 3 cases.
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