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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 3

Created by Prof. Mike Dixon

Female age 46

Tissue: Uterus

This woman complained of irregular bleeding, initially attributed to 'the menopause'. Eventually she sought medical attention and a lower abdominal mass could be felt. She underwent total hysterectomy.

This is a very distorted uterus. The uterine muscle (myometrium) contains several well-circumscribed tumours. The slide is taken from the edge of the largest tumour.


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