Gynaecological pathology: Uterus: Endometrial adenocarcinoma
An operative resection specimen from a married woman of seventy with no children. Menopause had occurred twenty years previously. Three months before admission she developed an offensive vaginal discharge with occasional bleeding and at the same time slight abdominal swelling. Laparotomy revealed the uterus to be unattached to surrounding structures and it was successfully removed by total hysterectomy. She was discharged, well, four weeks later.