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Mullerian adenosarcoma of the uterus: Case report and review of literature
Mullerian adenosarcoma – a variant of mullerian mixed mesodermal tumor of the uterus - is typically composed of benign but sometimes mildly atypical glandular epithelial elements admixed with malignant sarcomatous stroma. This rare tumor, which accounts for only about 8% of all uterine sarcomas, usually originates in the endometrium and grows as a polypoid mass within the endometrial cavity. The most prevailing presenting symptom is abnormal vaginal bleeding and the most common finding is a polypoid mass protruding through a dilated cervical canal. The case of a woman, who at age 62 presented with symptoms and signs of acute pelvic inflammatory disease and on vaginal examination an infected mullerian adenosarcoma protruding through a dilated cervical canal was discovered, is reported. Treatment consisted of extensive antibiotic treatment and surgery comprised of total abdominal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy followed by postoperative adjuvant pelvic radiotherapy. One year later, the patient is alive with no evidence of disease.