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Observational Study on Endometrial Stromal Tumors

2016-07-13 00:08:21 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Observational, retrospective and prospective study on Endometrial Stromal Tumor (EST)

Description

Observational, retrospective and prospective study on EST aimed to understand more about its biology, natural history and antitumor activity of different treatment options.

This study will collect data in prospective and retrospective way of patients affected by EST and treated according disease guidelines and local practices.

The study will also review the diagnosis by a central expert pathologist in order to its confirmation

Study Design

Observational Model: Cohort

Conditions

Endometrial Stromal Tumors

Intervention

Treatment for EST

Location

Istituto Scientifico Romagnolo per lo Studio e la Cura dei Tumori - IRST
Meldola
FC
Italy
20133

Status

Not yet recruiting

Source

Italian Sarcoma Group

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2016-07-13T00:08:21-0400

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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

Neoplasms of the endometrial stroma that sometimes involve the MYOMETRIUM. These tumors contain cells that may closely or remotely resemble the normal stromal cells. Endometrial stromal neoplasms are divided into three categories: (1) benign stromal nodules; (2) low-grade stromal sarcoma, or endolymphatic stromal myosis; and (3) malignant endometrial stromal sarcoma (SARCOMA, ENDOMETRIAL STROMAL).

A highly malignant subset of neoplasms arising from the endometrial stroma. Tumors in this group infiltrate the stroma with a wide range of atypia cells and numerous mitoses. They are capable of widespread metastases (NEOPLASM METASTASIS).

A gonadal stromal neoplasm composed only of THECA CELLS, occurring mostly in the postmenopausal OVARY. It is filled with lipid-containing spindle cells and produces ESTROGENS that can lead to ENDOMETRIAL HYPERPLASIA; UTERINE HEMORRHAGE; or other malignancies in postmenopausal women and sexual precocity in girls. When tumors containing theca cells also contain FIBROBLASTS, they are identified as thecoma-fibroma tumors with less active hormone production.

Neoplasms derived from the primitive sex cord or gonadal stromal cells of the embryonic GONADS. They are classified by their presumed histogenesis and differentiation. From the sex cord, there are SERTOLI CELL TUMOR and GRANULOSA CELL TUMOR; from the gonadal stroma, LEYDIG CELL TUMOR and THECOMA. These tumors may be identified in either the OVARY or the TESTIS.

All tumors in the GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT arising from mesenchymal cells (MESODERM) except those of smooth muscle cells (LEIOMYOMA) or Schwann cells (SCHWANNOMA).

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