Mesenchymal / mixed epithelial & mesenchymal tumors


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PubMed Search: Myofibroblastoma cervix[title}

Branko Perunovic, D.M.
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Definition / general
  • Mean age 55 - 58 years, range 23 - 80 years
  • Often vaginal or vulvar, may be cervical
  • Benign behavior but may recur after excision
  • May be neoplastic proliferation of hormonally responsive mesenchymal cells native to subepithelial stroma of endocervix and vulva of adult women
Gross description
  • Well circumscribed, polypoid or nodular mass, mean 3 cm (range 1 to 6 cm) arising in the superficial lamina propria of cervix and vagina
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Well circumscribed cellular tumor composed of bland spindled and stellate mesenchymal cells in collagenous stroma with myxoid and edematous foci
  • Often lacelike pattern in hypocellular area, vague fascicular growth pattern in cellular area
  • Minimal mitotic activity
  • No atypical mitotic figures
Negative stains
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