See referenced original article Retrospective cohort study evaluating the impact of intraperitoneal morcellation on outcomes of localized uterine leiomyosarcoma
Uterine sarcoma dissemination during myomectomy: If not “acceptable collateral damage,” is it possible to mitigate the risk?
Article first published online: 12 JUN 2014
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How to Cite
Judson, I. R. and Miah, A. B. (2014), Uterine sarcoma dissemination during myomectomy: If not “acceptable collateral damage,” is it possible to mitigate the risk?. Cancer. doi: 10.1002/cncr.28841
- Article first published online: 12 JUN 2014
- Manuscript Accepted: 15 MAY 2014
- Manuscript Received: 11 MAY 2014
Uterine sarcomas are rare, but benign leiomyomas (fibroids) are extremely common and frequently require surgery: either hysterectomy or myomectomy. A rare but potentially devastating consequence of myomectomy is inadvertent incomplete resection of a uterine sarcoma, resulting in tumor dissemination and a worse prognosis. The authors discuss the acceptable level of risk and how such a risk could be mitigated.