Carcinosarcoma of the uterus: A case report

  • Authors:
    • Yasushi Adachi
    • Hirofumi Nonogaki
    • Sachiko Minamiguchi
    • Ming Li
    • Susumu Ikehara
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  • Published online on: January 27, 2016     https://doi.org/10.3892/mco.2016.744
  • Pages: 571-573
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Abstract

Carcinosarcoma is a rare malignant tumor of the uterus with a poor prognosis. We herein present a case of uterine carcinosarcoma in a 67-year-old woman suffering from pervaginal bleeding for 3 months, with progressive anemia. Upon biopsy of the endometrium, the tumor was diagnosed as endometrioid adenocarcinoma. Total hysterectomy, bilateral salpingo‑oophorectomy and pelvic lymph node dissection were performed. The histological examination revealed that the tumor consisted of serous adenocarcinoma and sarcoma of homologous components. After the operation, chemotherapy with paclitaxel and carboplatin was administered. At approximately 3 years postoperatively, the patient remains alive and recurrence-free.
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April 2016
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Adachi, Y., Nonogaki, H., Minamiguchi, S., Li, M., & Ikehara, S. (2016). Carcinosarcoma of the uterus: A case report. Molecular and Clinical Oncology, 4, 571-573. https://doi.org/10.3892/mco.2016.744
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Adachi, Y., Nonogaki, H., Minamiguchi, S., Li, M., Ikehara, S."Carcinosarcoma of the uterus: A case report". Molecular and Clinical Oncology 4.4 (2016): 571-573.
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Adachi, Y., Nonogaki, H., Minamiguchi, S., Li, M., Ikehara, S."Carcinosarcoma of the uterus: A case report". Molecular and Clinical Oncology 4, no. 4 (2016): 571-573. https://doi.org/10.3892/mco.2016.744