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Indian J Pathol Microbiol. 2018 Oct-Dec;61(4):593-595. doi: 10.4103/IJPM.IJPM_105_17.

Polyp of the uterine cervix with heterologous fatty tissue.

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Department of Radiological, Oncological and Anatomic Pathology Sciences, University of Rome "Sapienza", Rome, Italy.
Department of Gynecological and Urological Science, University of Rome "Sapienza", Rome, Italy.


This report documents an uncommon case of choristomatous cervical polyp-containing fat tissue. The patient was a 24-year-old female who presented with irregular intermenstrual bleeding. On examination, a polypoid lesion with smooth outlines, measuring 1 cm in diameter was removed. Microscopic examination demonstrated abnormal fibrous stroma, devoid of endocervical glands, containing mature adipose tissue, and thick-walled blood vessels. The lesion was covered by a typical mature squamous cell outer lining. To the best of our knowledge, this is only the second report of an adipose tissue arising from the cervical wall. Further clinicopathologic considerations are needed to elucidate the origin of the fatty component in cervical polyps.


Cervical choristoma; cervical polyp; heterotopic adipose tissue

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