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Gynecol Oncol. 2009 Jul;114(1):140-2. doi: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2009.03.021. Epub 2009 Apr 29.

Case report: Recurrence of a uterine tumor resembling ovarian sex-cord tumor.

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  • 1Centre of Oncology/Hematology, Stadtspital Triemli, Birmensdorferstrasse 497, 8063 Zuerich, Switzerland. alix.omeara@triemli.stzh.ch

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Uterine tumors resembling ovarian sex-cord tumors are very rare uterine neoplasias that generally behave in a benign manner. We report the case of a uterine tumor resembling an ovarian sex-cord tumor that recurred after hysterectomy.

CASE:

A 35-year-old nulliparous woman presented with abdominal discomfort, galactorrhea and abnormal vaginal bleeding. Ultrasound examination showed a heterogeneous uterine tumor composed of cystic and solid parts. Because of the patient's desire to preserve fertility, tumor resection was scheduled. Frozen sections suggested malignancy and led to abdominal hysterectomy. The final histological diagnosis was uterine tumor resembling ovarian sex-cord tumor. Three years into follow-up, metastasis occurred.

CONCLUSION:

Although uterine tumors resembling ovarian sex-cord tumors generally behave in a benign manner, they may in rare cases metastasize.

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