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Uncommon sarcomas of the uterine cervix: a review of selected entities

Oluwole Fadare

Author affiliations

Department of Pathology, Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland AFB, San Antonio, TX, USA

Department of Pathology, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, USA

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Diagnostic Pathology 2006, 1:30  doi:10.1186/1746-1596-1-30

Published: 18 September 2006

Abstract

Sarcomas constitute less than 1% of all cervical malignancies. With over 150 reported cases, rhabdomyosarcomas represent the most commonly reported sarcoma at this location. In this report, a select group of the more uncommon sarcomas of the uterine cervix are reviewed, including all previously reported examples of leiomyosarcoma, liposarcoma, alveolar soft part sarcoma, Ewing sarcoma/primitive neuroectodermal tumor, undifferentiated endocervical sarcoma, and malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor (MPNST). Emphasis is placed on any distinctive clinicopathologic features of these entities at this unusual location.