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2020 Aug 03

Diagnostics (Basel)



Ultrasound Features of a Uterine Perivascular Epithelioid Cell Tumor (PEComa): Case Report and Literature Review.


Giannella L, Delli Carpini G, Montik N, Verdecchia V, Puccio F, Di Giuseppe J, Tsiroglou D, Goteri G, Ciavattini A
Diagnostics (Basel). 2020 Aug 03; 10(8).
PMID: 32756336.


Perivascular epithelioid cell tumors (PEComas) are rare mesenchymal tumors. One of the most frequent localizations of PEComas is the female genitourinary tract, and the uterus is the most involved site after the kidney. Correct preoperative diagnosis is rarely achieved due to the presence of nonspecific imaging features. We report a case of a uterine PEComa with particular reference to ultrasound's role in characterizing this rare occurrence.