Other Tumors

  • Michael T. Mazur
  • Robert J. Kurman

Abstract

Uterine tumors other than benign polyps or carcinoma are rarely encountered in endometrial biopsies and curettings. The classification in Table 11.1 lists most of these other neoplasms. Among this group of tumors, malignant mixed mesodermal tumors (MMMTs) are the most common malignancy, yet they account for only 1% to 2% of all uterine neoplasms.1–4 The MMMT typically arises in the endometrium and is often first diagnosed by biopsy or curettage. The remaining tumors are extremely infrequent in endometrial curettings. Even submucosal leiomyomas are only rarely sampled by an endometrial biopsy or curettage. It has been reported that prior to a hysterectomy the diagnosis of endometrial stromal sarcoma is missed in 20% of cases,5 and, similarly for leiomyosarcoma, inaccurate or inconclusive diagnosis on curettings ranges from 20% to 80%.5–7

Keywords

Endometrial Biopsy Endometrial Stromal Sarcoma Uterine Corpus Sarcomatous Component Alveolar Soft Part Sarcoma 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael T. Mazur
    • 1
  • Robert J. Kurman
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Crouse Irving Memorial Hospital, Health Science CenterState University of New YorkSyracuseUSA
  2. 2.Departments of Gynecology and Obstetrics and PathologyThe Johns Hopkins HospitalBaltimoreUSA
  3. 3.The Johns Hopkins University School of MedicineBaltimoreUSA

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