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Gynecol Oncol. 1997 Dec;67(3):322-4.

Cervical carcinosarcoma occurring after subtotal hysterectomy, a case report.

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  • 1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC 20307-5001, USA.


Subtotal hysterectomy has been advocated in recent years as an alternative to total abdominal hysterectomy. In leaving behind the uterine cervix, this remnant can be at risk for dysplastic and neoplastic changes. The development of cancer of the cervix after subtotal hysterectomy is considered low and is usually of an epithelial origin. Carcinosarcomas of the uterine corpus are infrequent aggressive tumors with a very poor prognosis. This malignancy of the cervix has been rarely reported. We present a case of cervical carcinosarcoma occurring in the remaining lower uterine segment and cervix following subtotal hysterectomy for pelvic pain.

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