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Open Access Case Report

Heterologeous mullerian mixed tumor after whole body irradiation because of Hodgkin’s disease in stage IV

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1 Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, University of Homburg/Saar, Germany
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2000, 21(2), 160–163;
Published: 10 April 2000
Abstract

Purpose: With an incidence of 1.5% of all malignant diseases of the uterus as specified in the literature, the mullerian mixed tumor is a rarity amongst the malignancies of the female genital tract. Methods: A retrospective analysis of an individual case report with the occurrence of heterologous mullerian mixed tumor years after irradiation because of Hodgkin's disease. Results: This case reports describes the occurrence of a mullerian mixed tumor 12 years after the treatment of Hodgkin’s disease by whole body irradiation. To our knowledge, the incidence of a mullerian mixed tumor after the treatment of Hodgkin’s disease has rarely been described up to now in the literature. Conclusion: This case report appears to indicate the possible carcinogenic potency of radiotherapy when administered many years before. A causal connection between the administration of whole body irradiation and the development of a mullerian mixed tumor cannot be established.

Keywords
Heterologous mullerian mixed tumor
Irradiation
Hodgkin's disease
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