Lipoleiomyoma in a postmenopausal woman: an incidental finding


  • Sunita Samal Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MGMC & RI, Puducherry, India
  • Sunil Kumar Samal Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MGMC & RI, Puducherry, India
  • Jasmina Begum Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MGMC & RI, Puducherry, India
  • Anandraj Vaithy Department of Pathology, MGMC & RI, Puducherry, India


Lipoleiomyoma, Menopause, Smooth muscle, Uterus


Lipoleiomyomas are rare variants of uterine leiomyoma, in spite of relatively common occurrence of leiomyomas of uterus. Their reported incidence varies from 0.03 to 0.2%. These tumors generally occur in asymptomatic obese perimenopausal or menopausal women. The presence of fatty tissue in the myometrium is interpreted as lipomatous degeneration, smooth muscle metaplasia or as a benign tumour called as lipoleiomyoma. Imaging can play an important role in determining the intrauterine location and fatty nature of lipoleiomyomas but most of these are detected incidentally in histopathological findings postoperatively. We report a case of lipoleiomyoma in fundus of uterus in 61 years old postmenopausal female, who presented with on and off abdominal pain.


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