Uterine smooth muscle tumors of uncertain malignant potential: a case presentation.

Summary of "Uterine smooth muscle tumors of uncertain malignant potential: a case presentation."

A 42-year-old virgin woman was admitted to our clinic with increasing menorrhagia and dysmenorrhea for several months. A pelvic ultrasound scan showed a 9 × 7 cm heterogeneous mass in the uterine cavity. Pelvic magnetic resonance imaging showed a large non-homogeneous tumor mass measuring 97 × 56 mm in the uterine cavity. After intravenous contrast material, cystic necrotic areas with marked contrast enhancement were observed in the solid lesion. Tumor markers were all within normal ranges. The patient underwent laparotomy, and total hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy were performed. Our case was diagnosed as uterine smooth muscle tumor of uncertain malignant potential (STUMP). The patient was put on a close clinical follow-up schedule, and is doing well without recurrence in 2 years later. Patients with STUMP should be counseled regarding the potential for recurrence as leiomyosarcoma, and may require closer surveillance than a yearly examination and may need a consultation with a gynecologic oncologist.


Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Selcuk University Meram Medical School, Akyokuş, 42080, Konya, Turkey,

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Name: International journal of clinical oncology / Japan Society of Clinical Oncology
ISSN: 2547-7772


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