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How Should Gynecological Sarcomas Be Managed?

  • Beatrice Seddon
  • Frederic Amant
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Abstract

Uterine sarcomas are malignant tumors of mesenchymal origin. They are rare, accounting for 8 % of all uterine tumors and 7 % of all soft tissue sarcomas. Uterine sarcomas are classified into uterine leiomyosarcomas, adenosarcomas, endometrial stromal sarcomas, and undifferentiated endometrial sarcomas. Uterine carcinosarcomas have historically been classified as uterine sarcomas but more recently have been recognized as a subtype of endometrial carcinoma, and so are not discussed here. For each uterine sarcoma subtype, we discuss epidemiology and diagnosis, histopathology, and management of early and advanced/metastatic disease with surgery, radiotherapy, and systemic therapy, discussing standard treatment and areas of controversy.

Keywords

Soft Tissue Sarcoma National Comprehensive Cancer Network Figo Stage Gynecologic Oncology Group Uterine Sarcoma 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of OncologyUniversity College HospitalLondonUK
  2. 2.Department of Gynaecological OncologyUniversity HospitalsLeuvenBelgium

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