WHO classification of uterine tumors

Last revised by Dr Joshua Yap on 13 Aug 2022

The World Health Organization (WHO) classification of tumors of the uterine corpus is a commonly used classification system for uterine tumors. It is part of the 5th edition WHO classification of female genital tumors, published in 2020 1

  • adenomyoma
  • atypical polypoid adenomyoma
  • adenosarcoma of the uterus 
  • central primitive neuroectodermal tumor (PNET) / CNS embryonal tumor
  • germ cell tumors

Tumors involving the uterus but classified elsewhere (i.e. not of the uterine corpus)​:

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: leiomyosarcoma
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  • Case 2: carcinosarcoma
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