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Recurrent Prolapsed Giant Uterine Polyp Comprised of Adenomyotic Cysts

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The commonest pathologic diagnosis of large prolapsed polyps is leiomyoma. Benign or malignant adenomyomatous polyps follow. Adenomyotic cyst is a rare form of adenomyosis. To our knowledge, a recurrent prolapsed giant uterine polyp comprised of adenomyotic cysts and with different pathogenesis from the original polyp has not been reported in the literature. This case report describes a 29 year old woman with meno/metrrorrhagia, who was found to have a large recurrent uterine polyp prolapsed into the vagina at two and a half years after removal of an initial large uterine polyp. The initial polyp was a large uterine leiomyoma protruding through cervix. The recurrent giant polyp was comprised of adenomyotic cysts. Thus, this case report demonstrates that a prolapsed giant polyp of the uterine corpus can be caused by enlarged adenomyotic cysts inside the polyp. The pathogenesis of a recurrent uterine polyp may be different from that of the initial polyp.

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V. Ali, J. Huang, A. Al-Ibraheemi and J. Liu, "Recurrent Prolapsed Giant Uterine Polyp Comprised of Adenomyotic Cysts," International Journal of Clinical Medicine, Vol. 2 No. 4, 2011, pp. 478-480. doi: 10.4236/ijcm.2011.24081.

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