Carcinosarcoma of the endometrium with melanocytic differentiation, case report


Authors: D. Berezovskiy;  P. Vlasák;  J. Kosťun;  J. Bouda;  J. Presl
Authors‘ workplace: Gynekologicko-porodnická klinika LF UK a FN, Plzeň, přednosta doc. MUDr. Z. Novotný, CSc.
Published in: Ceska Gynekol 2017; 82(5): 390-395

Overview

Objective:
The case report presents a case of 60-year old woman with a rare malignant mixed Müllerian tumor with melanomatous differentiation diagnosed from a histology after cervical polyp ablation and curettage.

Design:
Case report.

Setting:
Department of gynecology and obstetrics, University Hospital in Pilsen.

Conclusion:
Carcinosarcoma, previously malignant mixed Müllerian tumor, is a very rare aggressive endometrial carcinoma with low incidence, which typically occurs among older women and commonly affects the uterine body and cervix. Clinically, the carcinosarcoma is impossible to be distinguished from endometrial carcinoma or uterine sarcoma and the definitive diagnosis can only be made based on histological examination.

Keywords:
carcinosarkoma, malignant mixed Müllerian tumor, diagnostics, radical surgery, histology, relapse


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