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Case Reports in Pathology
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 204082, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/204082
Case Report

Endometrial Stromal Hyperplasia: An Underrecognized Condition

1Department of Pathology, University General Hospital of Alexandroupolis, 68100 Alexandroupolis, Greece
2Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University General Hospital of Alexandroupolis, 68100 Alexandroupolis, Greece

Received 29 January 2013; Accepted 16 March 2013

Academic Editors: S. Ohlsson, R. Raghavan, Z. Schaff, and S. Shousha

Copyright © 2013 Efthimios Sivridis et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Hyperplasia of the endometrial stroma is a poorly recognized lesion, lacking widespread recognition with most, if not all, such cases sequestrated in the literature as endometrial stromal nodules or low-grade endometrial stromal sarcomas. In this paper, we describe three examples of “endometrial stromal hyperplasia” which have a remarkable morphological similarity with the normally proliferating endometrial stroma and the endometrial stromal neoplasms, but which also possess subtle, but sufficient, differences to justify their taxonomic separation.