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Pleomorphic rhabdomyosarcoma of the uterine corpus--a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20825058     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Pleomorphic rhabdomyosarcoma of the uterus is a rare malignant tumor. It is connected with postmenopausal abnormal vaginal bleeding and abdominal pain. We report a case of a 66-year-old postmenopausal woman diagnosed with abnormal vaginal bleeding and abdominal pain. Vaginal ultrasonography showed enlarged uterus, 82 mm x 64 mm in size. The patient underwent total abdominal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy with postoperative chemotherapy due to pleomorphic rhabdomyosarcoma of the uterus. The patient died 2.5 years after the surgery as a result of a rapid spread of the neoplastic process. The case of rhabdomyosarcoma, together with the review of the literature, is presented in the following work. We find that the rarity of this histological entity makes it particularly worthy of publication.
Authors:
Karolina Chmaj-Wierzchowska; Marcin Wierzchowski; Krzysztof Szymanowski; Tomasz Czerniak; Małgorzata Mróz; Stanisław Sobiak; Tomasz Opala
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ginekologia polska     Volume:  81     ISSN:  0017-0011     ISO Abbreviation:  Ginekol. Pol.     Publication Date:  2010 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-09     Completed Date:  2010-10-22     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0374641     Medline TA:  Ginekol Pol     Country:  Poland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  541-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Mothers and Child's Health, University of Medical Sciences, Poznai, Poland. karolinachmaj@poczta.onet.pl
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Aged
Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / therapeutic use
Fatal Outcome
Female
Humans
Hysterectomy / methods
Postmenopause*
Rhabdomyosarcoma / diagnosis*,  therapy*
Uterine Neoplasms / diagnosis*,  therapy*

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