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Uterus-like mass in the uterine cervix: superficial cervical endometriosis with florid smooth muscle metaplasia?

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This study describes a 47-year-old woman, gravida 2, para 2, with a uterine polypoid mass. The 25-mm mass, which was growing into the endocervical canal, had a central cavity lined with endometrium and surrounded by smooth muscle layers.It strongly resembled a miniature uterus. It is concluded that the mass represented superficial cervical endometriosis with florid smooth muscle metaplasia of endometrial stromal cells.

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Fukunaga, M. Uterus-like mass in the uterine cervix: superficial cervical endometriosis with florid smooth muscle metaplasia?. Virchows Arch 438, 302–305 (2001). https://doi.org/10.1007/s004280000299

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  • Uterus-like mass Endometriosis Smooth muscle metaplasia Uterine cervix