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Obstet Gynecol. 2001 Jan;97(1):153-7.

Noninvasive papillary serous carcinoma of the endometrium.

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Division of Gynecologic Oncology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To determine the clinical course of noninvasive uterine papillary serous carcinoma and whether it indicates advanced metastatic disease.

METHODS:

We reviewed the charts of women with noninvasive uterine papillary serous carcinoma who were treated at our institution and abstracted surgical stage, sites of metastases, disease progression, and length of follow-up.

RESULTS:

There were 595 cases of endometrial adenocarcinoma between January 1990 and February 2000, 69 of which had papillary serous histology. Sixteen were noninvasive tumors. Six were confirmed stage IA by complete surgical staging and ten were associated with metastasis at staging. Two of the six women with stage IA tumors had disease recurrence.

CONCLUSIONS:

Noninvasive papillary serous carcinoma is often widely metastatic. In our experience, approximately two thirds of patients had metastasis, indicating the need for complete surgical staging. Even in those with disease limited to the endometrium, a significant percentage will have disease recurrence.

PMID:
11152925
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