Abdominal Imaging

, Volume 38, Issue 2, pp 397–411

Current concepts in the imaging of uterine sarcoma

Authors

  • Sree Harsha Tirumani
    • Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Montreal General HospitalMcGill University Health Centre
    • Department of Diagnostic ImagingThe Ottawa Hospital
  • Vijayanadh Ojili
    • Department of RadiologyUniversity of Texas HSC at San Antonio
    • Department of RadiologyUniversity of Texas HSC at San Antonio
  • Najla Fasih
    • Department of Diagnostic ImagingThe Ottawa Hospital
  • John G. Ryan
    • Department of Diagnostic ImagingThe Ottawa Hospital
  • Caroline Reinhold
    • Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Montreal General HospitalMcGill University Health Centre
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s00261-012-9919-x

Cite this article as:
Tirumani, S.H., Ojili, V., Shanbhogue, A.K.P. et al. Abdom Imaging (2013) 38: 397. doi:10.1007/s00261-012-9919-x

Abstract

Recent advances in genetics and pathology have improved our understanding of diagnosis and staging of uterine sarcomas. The major types of uterine sarcomas include leiomyosarcoma, low-grade endometrial stromal sarcoma, undifferentiated endometrial sarcoma, adenosarcoma and carcinosarcoma. The distinctive biological behavior and poor overall survival of uterine sarcoma create challenges in the management of these tumors. We herein present a comprehensive review of taxonomy, epidemiology, pathology, imaging findings and natural history of a wide spectrum of uterine sarcomas.

Keywords

Uterine sarcomasLeiomyosarcomaEndometrial stromal sarcomaCarcinosarcomaMRI

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