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Uterine Cancer pp 351-363 | Cite as

Surgical Management of Uterine Sarcoma

  • Amita Maheshwari

Abstract

Uterine sarcomas are rare malignant tumors of mesenchymal origin and account for 3–8 % of all uterine cancers [1, 2]. They are heterogeneous tumors of diverse histological types. The three most common subtypes are carcinosarcoma (CS) also known as malignant mixed Mullerian tumor (MMMT), leiomyosarcoma (LMS), and endometrial stromal sarcoma (ESS). Although recently carcinosarcoma has been reclassified as a dedifferentiated or metaplastic form of endometrial carcinoma [3], it is still included in most studies on uterine sarcomas. The important pure mesenchymal malignant tumors of the uterus are leiomyosarcoma (LMS) and endometrial stromal sarcoma (ESS). Uterine sarcomas are in general the most malignant group of uterine tumors and differ from endometrial cancers with respect to diagnosis, clinical behavior, pattern of spread, and management.

Keywords

Common Subtype Uterine Sarcoma Endometrial Stromal Sarcoma Ovarian Metastasis Minimal Access Surgery 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Gynecologic OncologyTata Memorial HospitalMumbaiIndia

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