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Hysteroscopic diagnosis of uterine sarcomas at the Department of Gynaecology, Sant Joan de Déu University Hospital
1 Departments of Gynaecologic Surgery/Gynaecologic Oncology and
2 Pathology Sant Joan de Déu University Hospital, Esplugues, Barcelona (Spain)
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2011, 32(4), 399–400;
Published: 10 August 2011
Uterine sarcomas are rare and the clinical diagnosis of sarcoma is difficult. Diagnostic and surgical hysteroscopy is a minimally invasive outpatient procedure that makes an accurate diagnosis of malignant intrauterine pathology and could play a role in the diagnosis of the uterine sarcomas. Uterine sarcomas diagnosed at the Department of Gynecology of Sant Joan University Hospital by hysteroscopy between January 2004 and August 2010 are described. In this period 2,441 hysteroscopies were performed; a total of 67 adenocarcinomas of the endometrium and five sarcomas were diagnosed by hysteroscopy. The data are presented with a review of the literature, focusing on the diagnostic value of hysteroscopy in these tumors.