November 15, 2021 Case of the Week

Adult female. A remarkable gross presentation of a common pathology.
What is the organ and the underlying pathology?

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Answer: This is a uterus which weighed 8889g. The normal anatomy is severely distorted. Sectioning through the uterus revealed multiple tan-white, whorled nodules, and areas of focal edema. Microscopically (and clinically) this is consistent with leiomyomata/fibroids.

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