Mullerian mixed tumour of the uterine corpus: a clinical histopathological review of 28 patients

Br J Obstet Gynaecol. 1983 Jun;90(6):562-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1471-0528.1983.tb08969.x.


Clinical and histopathological features of 28 patients with Mullerian mixed tumours of the uterine corpus presenting to the Birmingham and Midland Hospital for Women between 1972 and 1977 are reviewed. The 5-year survival value for this group of patients was 25% with 53.5% of patients dying within 12 months of diagnosis. The most important finding of prognostic value was the extent of the tumour at the time of diagnosis and where this was localized to the uterus, there was a 50% 5-year survival. The presence of specific types of heterotopic elements or numbers of mitotic elements were not correlated with outcome. Five patients had previously received radium for induction of a radiation menopause and the relevance of this treatment and other factors in the aetiology of the tumour are discussed.

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Cervix Uteri / pathology
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal / pathology*
  • Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal / therapy
  • Uterine Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Uterine Neoplasms / therapy