This specimen consists of an enucleated fibroid. The fibroid has a multinodular surface. The cut surface is slightly calcified with multiple yellow areas and some homogenous white areas. Microscope sections confirmed the presence of a benign fibroid that is surrounded by a thin portion of normal myometrium. The fibroid is extensively necrotic and there are large areas of heavy calcification present.
Core Learning Issues
Definition of fibroid (leiomyoma);
Gross and microscopic appearance of fibroids;
Imaging techniques used to investigate suspected fibroids;
Different treatment options (surgical, drug, embolization and ligation)
Complications of fibroids;