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Arch Gynecol Obstet. 2010 Apr;281(4):669-75. doi: 10.1007/s00404-009-1200-3. Epub 2009 Aug 15.

Adenosarcoma of the uterine cervix with heterologous elements: a case report and review of literature.

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  • 1Departments of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Sector-12, Chandigarh, India.



Adenosarcoma of the uterus is a rare tumor composed of benign epithelial and malignant stromal components, usually encountered in young women. Till date, more than 100 cases of mullerian adenosarcoma of the cervix with homologous elements have been reported. However, only 15 cases of mullerian adenosarcoma of the cervix with heterologous elements are reported.


We describe a case of mullerian adenosarcoma with heterologous elements of rhabdomyosarcoma and benign cartilage presenting as a cervical polyp in a young girl. The clinicopathological features and management of this rare entity is reviewed.


Cervical adenosarcomas are rare tumors that may appear in reproductive age. Optimal therapy is still unclear, and a long-term follow-up is essential. Such cases need to be reported as accumulation of individual cases will be able to provide knowledge about its optimal therapy and prognosis.

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