Uterine Sarcoma: Classification, Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

Uterine sarcomas arise from the division of cell populations in the myometrium or elements of connective tissue within the endometrium.

In comparison with the most common endometrial carcinomas (epithelial neoplasms), uterine sarcomas, particularly leiomyosarcomas (connective tissue neoplasms), behave aggressively and are associated with a worse prognosis.

Classification

The World Health Organization has published classification systems for uterine sarcomas . The histological classification of these neoplasms is based on the pattern of differentiation with the growth of the neoplastic cells and their supposed cell of origin.

Symptoms of Uterine Sarcoma

  • Abnormal vaginal bleeding
  • Abnormal vaginal discharge
  • Pelvic pain
  • Sangrado post coital
  • Sensation of fullness
  • Bleeding after menopause
  • Mass inside the vagina
  • Abdominal pain
  • Feeling of fullness in the abdomen
  • Increased frequency of urination
  • Unusual vaginal discharge
  • Asymptomatic in the early stages

Related medical conditions

Causes

  • Endometrial stromal sarcoma
  • Uterine leiomyosarcoma
  • Endometrial carcinoma
  • Menopause
  • Cervical cancer

Treatment for Uterine Sarcoma

Always seek medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans. Surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy

Complications

Death and Metastasis.