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Embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma of the uterine cervix: case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14599884     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVES: Sarcoma botryoides rarely arises in the uterine cervix. It usually presents in the adolescent age group. The peak incidence is in the second decade. A combined modality approach to treating rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) has markedly improved survival. We present two cases of cervical RMS. One of them had a very aggressive clinical course. CASE: Two cases of RMS in young women who presented with rapidly progressive cervical tumor are reported. They were treated with two-stage surgical procedure and chemotherapy. CONCLUSIONS: A combined modality approach to treating RMS using multidrug chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and surgery has markedly improved survival. One of our cases has been free of disease for more than 5 years.
Nadereh Behtash; Azam Mousavi; Afsaneh Tehranian; Navid Khanafshar; Parviz Hanjani
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Gynecologic oncology     Volume:  91     ISSN:  0090-8258     ISO Abbreviation:  Gynecol. Oncol.     Publication Date:  2003 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-11-05     Completed Date:  2003-12-09     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0365304     Medline TA:  Gynecol Oncol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  452-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Gynecology Oncology Department, Vali-e-Asr Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Keshavarz Boulevard, Tehran 14194, Iran.
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MeSH Terms
Combined Modality Therapy
Rhabdomyosarcoma, Embryonal / drug therapy,  surgery,  therapy*
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms / drug therapy,  surgery,  therapy*

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