Uterine malignant mixed müllerian tumor camouflaging as pelvic sarcoma

Monappa, Vidya and Kudva, Ranjini and Hasan, Roumina (2015) Uterine malignant mixed müllerian tumor camouflaging as pelvic sarcoma. Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics, 11 (4). pp. 997-999. ISSN 0973-1482

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Malignant mixed Müllerian tumors (MMMTs) of the uterus are rare, aggressive tumors that present at an advanced stage and are associated with poor prognosis. They arise as a result of divergent carcinomatous and mesenchymal differentiation of tumor stem cells. Rarely one of the components may predominate contributing to diagnostic confusion. We present a rare case of uterine MMMT arising in endometrial adenocarcinoma, camouflaging as pelvic sarcoma with a major sarcomatous component. This case report highlights the importance of thorough tissue sampling and the role of immunohistochemistry (IHC) in arriving at an accurate diagnosis. This case also demonstrates the conversion theory of histogenesis of MMMTs.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Carcinosarcoma; malignant mixed Müllerian tumor; uterus.
Subjects: Medicine > MMMC Manipal > Pathology
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Pathology
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2016 08:54
Last Modified: 21 Mar 2016 08:54
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/145601

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