Primary extrauterine endometrial stromal cell sarcoma: A case and review

Alla Zemlyak, Sonya Hwang, Eva Chalas, Colette R.J. Pameijer

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Background: Extrauterine endometrial stromal sarcoma (ESS) is a rare neoplasm. Little is known about its pathophysiology or best treatment approach. Case: We are describing a case of extrauterine ESS in a 70-year-old woman on hormone replacement therapy and with a history of endometriosis. We also present a brief review of the literature on ESS and its relationship to endometriosis and hormonal therapy. Conclusions: Complete resection should remain the treatment of choice for ESS. Unresectable or metastatic low-grade ESS may respond well to progestin therapy, but outcomes of high-grade ESS tend to be poor.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)104-106
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Gastrointestinal Cancer
Issue number1-4
StatePublished - Mar 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oncology
  • Gastroenterology


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