Malignant mixed mesodermal tumor in a young woman with polycystic ovary syndrome: A case report

Rouzan Karabakhtsian, Debra S. Heller, Pankaj Singhal, Jahir Sama

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Malignant mixed mesodermal tumors (MMMTs) are uncommon, highly aggressive tumors of the uterus composed of both carcinomatous and sarcomatous elements, both likely to be derived from the same original stem cell. There is a strong association between endometrial adenocarcinoma and polycystic ovary disease. However, only two cases of MMMT occurring in women with polycystic ovaries have been reported. CASE: A 36-year-old woman with polycystic ovary disease developed an MMMT of the endometrium. CONCLUSION: Some cases of MMMT may be estrogen related.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)946-948
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Reproductive Medicine for the Obstetrician and Gynecologist
Volume47
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1 2002
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Estrogen
  • Mixed tumor, mesodermal
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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