Malignant Tumors of the Uterus

  • H. Alberto Vargas
  • John A. Spencer


Primary malignant tumors of the uterus include:
  1. 1.
    Tumors of the uterine cervix
    • 80% are squamous carcinomas arising from the ectocervix

    • 15% are adenocarcinomas from the endocervical canal.

  2. 2.
    Tumors of the endometrium
    • 90% are type 1 tumors: endometrioid carcinoma grades 1 and 2

    • 10% are more aggressive type 2 tumors: grade 3 endometrioid and clear cell carcinoma, papillary serous carcinoma, and poorly differentiated tumors.

  3. 3.
    Uterine sarcomas
    • Endometrial stromal sarcoma (ESS) and adenosarcoma arising from the stroma of the uterus

    • Leiomyosarcoma arising from its smooth muscle.



Cervical Cancer Endometrial Cancer Lynch Syndrome Endometrial Carcinoma Black Ring 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Alberto Vargas
    • 1
  • John A. Spencer
    • 2
  1. 1.Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer CenterNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Clinical RadiologySt James’s Institute of OncologyLeeds, West YorkshireUK

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