Atypical polypoid adenomyoma treated by hysteroscopy with photodynamic diagnosis using 5-aminolevulinic acid: A case report

Yusuke Matoba, Kouji Banno, Yusuke Kobayashi, Iori Kisu, Daisuke Aoki

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Surgical resection for atypical polypoid adenomyoma (APA) is an option for fertility preservation. Due to the high recurrence rate of APA, studies have been conducted to improve total resection of tumors. Photodynamic diagnosis (PDD) using 5-aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA) improves tumor resection, but this has not been applied for APA. The patient was 35-year-old. After initial treatment, the APA lesion did not disappear. We performed hysteroscopic tumor resection using 5-ALA-PDD. Only one PDD-positive lesion was found and histopathologically diagnosed as APA. Other areas were PDD-negative and showed no histopathologic APA or malignant findings. This is the first report of hysteroscopic 5-ALA-PDD for APA. This method makes it easy to identify morbid lesions, and may lead to improved total resection and decreased recurrence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)295-297
Number of pages3
JournalPhotodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Sep 1



  • 5-Aminolevulinic acid
  • Atypical polypoid adenomyoma
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Photodynamic diagnosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Oncology
  • Dermatology
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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