Uterine mesenchymal tumors

Nikhil A. Sangle, Subodh M. Lele

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Abstract

Uterine mesenchymal tumors are a heterogeneous group of neoplasms that can frequently be diagnostically challenging. Differentiation between the benign and malignant counterparts of mesenchymal tumors is significant due to differences in clinical outcome, and the role of the surgical pathologist in making this distinction (especially in the difficult cases) cannot be underestimated. Although immunohistochemical stains are supportive toward establishing a final diagnosis, the morphologic features trump all the other ancillary techniques for this group of neoplasms. This review therefore emphasizes the key morphologic features required to diagnose and distinguish uterine mesenchymal tumors from their mimics, with a brief description of the relevant immunohistochemical features.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)243-253
Number of pages11
JournalIndian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology
Volume54
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2011

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Keywords

  • Adenosarcoma
  • carcinosarcoma
  • leiomyosarcoma
  • mesenchymal
  • stromal sarcoma
  • tumors
  • uterus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Microbiology (medical)

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