Uterine lithiasis

L. C. Alpert, Eric Haufrect, M. R. Schwartz

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We report a case of uterine lithiasis in a 73-year-old Latin American woman. The patient underwent vaginal hysterectomy and colporrhaphy for complaints related to secondary uterine prolapse and cystocele. The 70-g, 8 x 5 x 3.5 cm uterus had a normal shape. Ten white, starlike, 0.5 x 0.5 x 0.2 cm, calcified structures were found within the endometrial cavity. Chemical analysis of one of these by x-ray diffraction showed it to be composed of calcite, one of the crystalline forms of calcium carbonate. To our knowledge, this is the first report of human uterine lithiasis in the literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1071-1075
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Surgical Pathology
Issue number11
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990


  • Lithiasis
  • Uterus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anatomy
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine


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