Current concepts in the imaging of uterine sarcoma

Sree Harsha Tirumani, Vijayanadh Ojili, Alampady Krishna Prasad Shanbhogue, Najla Fasih, John G. Ryan, Caroline Reinhold

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Recent advances in genetics and pathology have improved our understanding of diagnosis and staging of uterine sarcomas. The major types of uterine sarcomas include leiomyosarcoma, low-grade endometrial stromal sarcoma, undifferentiated endometrial sarcoma, adenosarcoma and carcinosarcoma. The distinctive biological behavior and poor overall survival of uterine sarcoma create challenges in the management of these tumors. We herein present a comprehensive review of taxonomy, epidemiology, pathology, imaging findings and natural history of a wide spectrum of uterine sarcomas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)397-411
Number of pages15
JournalAbdominal Imaging
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1 2013



  • Carcinosarcoma
  • Endometrial stromal sarcoma
  • Leiomyosarcoma
  • MRI
  • Uterine sarcomas

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Gastroenterology
  • Urology

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Tirumani, S. H., Ojili, V., Shanbhogue, A. K. P., Fasih, N., Ryan, J. G., & Reinhold, C. (2013). Current concepts in the imaging of uterine sarcoma. Abdominal Imaging, 38(2), 397-411.