Cervical sarcoma botryoides: A case report

Nikos P. Vlahos, Rolland Matthews, Norma P. Veridiano

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    Abstract

    BACKGROUND: Sarcoma botryoides is a rare gynecologic malignancy. Reported treatment protocols range from localized resection of the tumor to radical surgery and adjuvant chemotherapy. Recently, limited excisional surgery combined with chemotherapy has contributed to excellent survival rates and preserved bladder and rectal function. CASE: We report a case of cervical sarcoma botryoides with minimal invasion. The patient had primary surgical treatment with complete resection of the tumor without adjuvant chemotherapy. Four months after surgery she presented with extensive metastatic retroperitoneal disease and died two weeks later. CONCLUSION: The clinical course of this patient suggests that complete surgical resection in cases of localized disease is not adequate therapy for sarcoma botryoides. Adjuvant chemotherapy should always be used, even at a very early stage.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)306-308
    Number of pages3
    JournalJournal of Reproductive Medicine for the Obstetrician and Gynecologist
    Volume44
    Issue number3
    StatePublished - Mar 1 1999

    Keywords

    • Cervix neoplasms
    • Sarcoma
    • Sarcoma botryoides

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Reproductive Medicine
    • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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