Uterine Carcinosarcomas

Semin Ultrasound CT MR. 2019 Aug;40(4):295-301. doi: 10.1053/j.sult.2019.03.004. Epub 2019 Mar 9.


Uterine carcinosarcoma (UCS) is a rare and aggressive variant of endometrial cancer, distinguished by its containment of both epithelial and sarcomatous elements. This article reviews the epidemiology, pathologic classification and staging of UCS, along with the typical findings seen on different imaging modalities. Prognosis and therapies will also be discussed.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Carcinosarcoma / diagnostic imaging*
  • Carcinosarcoma / pathology*
  • Diagnostic Imaging / methods*
  • Endometrial Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging*
  • Endometrial Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Endometrium / diagnostic imaging
  • Endometrium / pathology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Neoplasm Staging
  • Positron Emission Tomography Computed Tomography
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Ultrasonography
  • Uterine Neoplasms