Computed tomography of uterine sarcomas

Scott O. Trerotola, Elliot K. Fishman, Janet Kuhlman

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Abstract

Uterine sarcomas are rare tumors, comprising only 2% of uterine malignancies. Abdominal and pelvic computed tomography (CT) of 14 patients with pathologically proven uterine sarcomas were reviewed. The average age of patients in our series was 64 years. The primary tumor measured between 4 and 30 cm. CT characteristics of uterine sarcomas included a low density mass within the uterine cavity in 12 of 14 cases. In two cases the mass was nearly isodense with uterus. Tumor necrosis was present in eight cases. Two patients presented with sarcomatosis, two demonstrated nodal spread, and one had liver metastases. Hydronephrosis was seen in three cases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)208-211
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Imaging
Volume13
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1989

Keywords

  • Computed tomography
  • Gynecologic pelvic malignancy
  • Uterine sarcoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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