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Polypectomy followed by adjuvant chemotherapy in a patient with sarcoma botryoides of the uterine cervix--case report and review of the literature.
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PMID:  22384620     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
BACKGROUND: Embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma in a form of a polyp of the uterine cervix occurs mainly in young women in their second decade of life. The characteristic microscopic features are: the submucosal cambium layer and the presence of rhabdomyoblasts in the stroma. So far the treatment has not been well defined and ranges from conservative to radical surgery
CASE: The presented case is a 22-year old woman with cervical polyp. Polypectomy with D&C was performed in 2005 and the microscopic examination revealed rhabdomyosarcoma botryoides. Detailed examination diagnosed stage 1a of the disease. The patient received 6 cycles of chemotherapy (Vincristine and Actinomycin).
CONCLUSION: Conservative treatment may be considered in young women with favorable prognostic factors who wish to preserve their fertility Polypectomy followed by chemotherapy is a possible option for such patients.
Authors:
Piotr Sobiczewski; Anna Dańska-Bidzińska; Magdalena Miedzinska; Wojciech Olszewski; Mariusz Bidzinski
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ginekologia polska     Volume:  82     ISSN:  0017-0011     ISO Abbreviation:  Ginekol. Pol.     Publication Date:  2011 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-03-05     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0374641     Medline TA:  Ginekol Pol     Country:  Poland    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  857-61     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Gynecologic Oncology Department, The Maria Sklodowska-Curie Memorial Cancer Center, Warsaw, Poland. sobiczewskipiotr@acn.waw.pl
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