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Uterine Adenosarcoma

Last updated Feb. 24, 2018

Approved by: Krish Tangella MD, MBA, FCAP


The topic Uterine Adenosarcoma you are seeking is a synonym, or alternative name, or is closely related to the medical condition Adenosarcoma of Uterine Corpus.

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  • Adenosarcoma of Uterine Corpus is a low-grade cancer commonly affecting middle-aged and older women following menopause. It is classified as a mixed epithelial and mesenchymal tumor of the uterine corpus
  • In adenosarcoma, the adeno- part is the epithelial component which is benign. The sarcoma component of adenosarcoma consists of low-grade malignancy of the stromal cells that surrounds the benign glands
  • The risk factors for tumor development include past treatment for breast cancer, radiation treatment to the pelvis, and a history of uterine polyps. Nevertheless, the cause of Adenosarcoma of Uterine Corpus remains unknown
  • Uterine Adenosarcomas are generally painless and asymptomatic during the early stages. Symptomatic women are commonly known to have vaginal bleeding and sensation of mass in the pelvic region. Large tumors sizes can cause signs and symptoms due to compression of adjoining organ structures
  • The treatment of choice for Adenosarcoma of Uterine Corpus is a surgical removal of the entire tumor. However, other treatment modalities, such as radiation and chemotherapy, may also be necessary
  • The prognosis of Adenosarcoma of Uterine Corpus depends upon a variety of factors that include the stage of the tumor, the age of the individual, and severity of the signs and symptoms

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First uploaded: July 24, 2017
Last updated: Feb. 24, 2018