Gynecological sarcomas

Semin Surg Oncol. 1994 Sep-Oct;10(5):369-73. doi: 10.1002/ssu.2980100510.


Sarcomas of the uterus, ovary and lower genital tract are fortunately rare, since the prognosis is quite often poor. The most frequent are sarcomas of the uterine corpus, and these account for only 4% of all uterine tumors. Ovarian sarcomas are less frequent, and the prognosis is even poorer when compared to the uterus. Sarcoma of the lower genital tract (vagina and vulva) in adults is often published as a case report, given their very infrequent occurrence.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Endometrial Neoplasms / pathology
  • Female
  • Genital Neoplasms, Female / pathology*
  • Genital Neoplasms, Female / therapy
  • Humans
  • Leiomyosarcoma / pathology
  • Mixed Tumor, Mullerian / pathology
  • Neoplasm Metastasis
  • Ovarian Neoplasms / pathology
  • Prognosis
  • Sarcoma / pathology*
  • Sarcoma / therapy
  • Uterine Neoplasms / pathology
  • Vaginal Neoplasms / pathology
  • Vulvar Neoplasms / pathology