Uterus: Oral Abstract: Outcomes of carcinosarcoma of the uterus
This article was originally published by Wolters Kluwer - Medknow and was migrated to Scientific Scholar after the change of Publisher.
To evaluate the outcome of women with uterine carcinosarcoma.
The medical records of all patients admitted with uterine carcinosarcoma between January 2012 and October 2015 were reviewed. Baseline characteristics were compared and survival was calculated using Kaplan Meier method and compared using log rank test.
The total number of uterine malignancies operated in our centre over this time period was 247 of which 33 were sarcomas (13%). Median age of presentation was 56 years (21-77 years). Most women were postmenopausal (76%) and 46% of them presented with post menopausal bleeding.
There were 16 carcinosarcomas of the uterus. Eight presented at Stage 1 (50%) and the remaining 8 in stage III or IV. All patients had TAH/BSO but only 15 had omentectomy and 12 had pelvic and para-aortic lymphadenectomy. Adjuvant treatment was given only to 10 (63%). Seven patients had expired at the time of follow up. The mean survival was 502 days (304-699) with a median of 284 days. Patients who received adjuvant therapy did better compared to those who did not (p=0.05).
Carcinosarcomas are aggressive tumours and the optimal therapy is yet to be determined. Adequate surgical staging followed by adjuvant therapy improves survival.