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ABSTRACT: Carcinosarcomas are rare neoplasms of the female genital tract. They tend to be highly aggressive and are generally associated with a poor prognosis. Carcinosarcomas of the uterine cervix are extremely rare, with only approximately 35 cases previously reported in English.
A 68-year-old woman presented with cervical carcinosarcoma. She remained without evidence of recurrent disease for 18 months after surgical resection and pelvic radiation treatment.
In a review of all cases reported in the literature, it appears that cervical carcinosarcomas tend to present at an earlier stage than carcinosarcomas of the uterine corpus, therefore allowing early diagnosis and treatment. They may therefore be associated with a better overall prognosis than their counterparts in the corpus. Some studies have shown improved survival of patients of carcinosarcoma of the uterine corpus whose treatment included postoperative radiation and chemotherapy. Due to the better prognosis of cervical carcinosarcomas, we suggest studies to evaluate the role of aggressive, multimodal therapy, with the intent of obtaining a cure of cervical carcinosarcomas.
The Journal of reproductive medicine 03/2008; 53(2):138-40. · 0.75 Impact Factor