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J Midlife Health. 2018 Jul-Sep;9(3):165-167. doi: 10.4103/jmh.JMH_90_18.

Low-Grade Endometrial Stromal Sarcoma in a Postmenopausal Woman with Third-Degree Uterovaginal Prolapse: A Rare Case with Review of the Literature.

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1
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India.
2
Department of Pathology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India.

Abstract

Endometrial stromal sarcomas (ESSs) are rare malignant tumors of the uterus that arise from the endometrial stroma, the annual incidence of ESS being 1-2/million women. Patients present with nonspecific complaints of abnormal uterine bleeding, pelvic pain, and pressure symptoms. Postmenopausal women rarely present with a low-grade ESS, as it is more common in younger women. ESS is usually confused with leiomyomas radiologically. Histopathological examination and immunohistochemistry are essential for the diagnosis. We, herein, report a case of a postmenopausal female who presented with something coming out per vagina. The clinical impression was that of a third-degree uterovaginal prolapse that on histopathological examination was diagnosed as a low-grade ESS.

KEYWORDS:

Endometrial stromal sarcoma; low grade; postmenopausal

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