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Mullerian adenosarcoma (heterologous) of the cervix with sarcomatous overgrowth: a case report with review of literature

By Rajan Duggal, Raje Nijhawan, Neelam Aggarwal and Pooja Sikka

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Mullerian adenosarcoma is a rare biphasic malignant neoplasm of the cervix characterized by an admixture of benign epithelial elements and a malignant sarcomatous stromal component, which may be either homologous or heterologous. An aggressive variant of adenosarcoma, mullerian adenosarcoma with sarcomatous overgrowth (MASO) is extremely rare, with only two such cases being reported in the English literature to date. In this report we present a case of MASO of uterine cervix with heterologous elements in a 15-year-old unmarried girl presenting with foul smelling menstrual bleeding and passage of fleshy masses. Because MASO with heterologous elements seems to appear at the earliest stages of reproductive lifespan in women, and have an uncertain malignant potential, gynecologists and pathologists should be aware and think about the possibility of this tumor

Topics: Case Report
Publisher: Korean Society of Gynecologic Oncology and Colposcopy
OAI identifier: oai:pubmedcentral.nih.gov:2895712
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