uterine sarcoma


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uterine sarcoma

See Leiomyosarcoma, Mixed mu¨llerian tumor, Smooth muscle of uncertain malignant potential.
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The review determined that 1 in 350 women undergoing hysterectomy or myomectomy for fibroids may have an occult uterine sarcoma, and that 1 in about 500 have an unsuspected leiomyosarcoma.
However, after a literature search of previous studies, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that the prevalence of unsuspected uterine sarcoma in patients undergoing hysterectomy or myomectomy for a presumed benign leiomyoma was 1 in 352 and the prevalence of an unsuspected uterine leiomyosarcoma was 1 in 498.
16) In premenopausal women, "rapid uterine growth" almost never indicates presence of uterine sarcoma.
Based on an analysis of currently available data, the FDA has estimated that approximately 1 in 350 women who undergo hysterectomy or myomectomy for fibroids is found to have an unsuspected uterine sarcoma.
The recent controversy surrounding power morcellation of fibroids and uteri was sparked after an American physician developed disseminated uterine sarcoma following laparoscopic hysterectomy for what was thought to be a benign fibroid uterus.
A rapidly growing uterine mass is not a reliable indicator of a uterine sarcoma in a woman of reproductive age.
Survival rates of 60-70% have been reported for uterine sarcomas after resection; however, there appears to be no curative treatment for metastatic uterine sarcoma.
An increased incidence of uterine sarcoma has been associated with tamoxifen in the treatment of breast cancer.
The drug is generally safe, but does carry the slight risk of serious side effects, including endometrial cancer, uterine sarcoma, and major blood clots.
In 1998, while completing her National Book Award-winning novel In America, she developed a uterine sarcoma, urinating blood while she pushed through to the end of her book before seeking treatment.
This uterine sarcoma occurs in the muscle tissue rather than the endometrial (uterine) lining where it's easier to detect and treat.