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Carcinosarcoma of the cervix uteri

Disease definition

Carcinosarcoma of the cervix uteri is a rare, malignant, mixed epithelial and mesenchymal tumor, located in the cervix uteri, composed of an admixture of carcinomatous and sarcomatous elements. It usually presents with abnormal vaginal bleeding and a round, well-defined, grey to yellowish-white, pedunculated polypoid mass protruding through the cervical canal. Association with HPV infection (especially serotype 16) has been frequently reported.


Classification level: Disorder
  • Synonym(s):
    • Cervical carcinosarcoma
    • Cervical malignant Müllerian mixed tumor
    • Malignant Müllerian mixed tumor of the cervix uteri
  • Prevalence: -
  • Inheritance: -
  • Age of onset: Adult, Elderly
  • ICD-10: C53
  • OMIM: -
  • UMLS: -
  • MeSH: -
  • GARD: -
  • MedDRA: -

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