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Arch Pathol Lab Med. 1981 Oct;105(10):508-11.

Uterus-like mass replacing ovary: report of a new entity.


A unique, uterus-like ovarian mass with central endometriosis was studied. A 31-year-old woman with a ten-year history of endometriosis of the left ovary had surgically excised a left ovarian mass with a central cavity that was lined by endometriotic tissue, which was surrounded in turn by a very thick wall of smooth-muscle cells that contained a scanty amount of collagen. The general architecture of the mass simulated that of a uterus. The tentative hypothesis is that the present mass was the end result of an intensive and complete transition of the ovarian stromal cells into smooth-muscle fibers.

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