Undifferentiated carcinoma of the endometrium

Undifferentiated carcinoma of the endometrium is rare histological subtype of endometrial cancer. It is considered a high grade carcinoma, carries a poor prognosis and is often under-recognised 1.

Epidemiology

It is thought to represent approximately 1-9% of endometrial cancers 1,6.

Pathology

They have no evidence of glandular or epithelial differentiation. They can be further sub divided into large cell, intermediate or small cell types. Some of carcinomas carry neuroendocrine expression 4

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Article Information

rID: 18160
System: Gynaecology
Tags: stub, cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Undifferentiated endometrial carcinoma
  • Undifferentiated carcinoma of endometrium
  • Undifferentiated endometrial cancer

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