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Biomedical Sciences - PRINCIPLES OF DISEASE





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Week 8

Lecture outline

The remaining three weeks are devoted to neoplasia which accounts for 25% of deaths in the population. The principles of benign and malignant tumours are described and their classification explained.

Tumour Classification 4

Created by Prof. Mike Dixon

Female age 63

Tissue: Uterus

This woman had lower abdominal discomfort and urinary symptoms. There was a palpable mass in the pelvis that on imaging was seen to be uterine in origin. She underwent hysterectomy and bliateral oopherectomy.

The uterus is enlarged and weighs 1215g. This is due to the presence in the myometrium of a large expansile tumour (16cm x 14cm x 14cm). The cut surface has a whorled appearance with areas of necrosis.


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