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Gynecol Oncol. 1995 Dec;59(3):409-11.

A case of unsuspected endometrial stromal sarcoma removed by operative hysteroscopy.

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  • 1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, S. Orsola Hospital, Bologna, Italy.


A 26-year-old woman underwent operative hysteroscopy to remove a polypoid lesion, responsible for recurrent abnormal uterine bleeding. The polypoid mass was 4 cm long, smooth, with dilated vessels. It had a large base and originated from the fundum and posterior wall of the uterus. Pathological examination of the resected specimen showed low-grade stromal sarcoma. The patient subsequently underwent a total abdominal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy. No tumor residual was found in the surgical specimen. As diagnosis of stromal sarcoma is too difficult to be made preoperatively, the complete resection of all intracavitary lesions and the pathology of all tissue specimens are suggested.

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