Stage I small cell carcinoma of the endometrium: survival and management options


Korcum A. F., Aksu G., Ozdogan M., ERDOĞAN G., Taskin O.

ACTA OBSTETRICIA ET GYNECOLOGICA SCANDINAVICA, vol.87, no.1, pp.122-126, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 87 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/00016340701709307
  • Journal Name: ACTA OBSTETRICIA ET GYNECOLOGICA SCANDINAVICA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.122-126
  • Keywords: endometrium, small cell carcinoma, brachytherapy, PHASE-III TRIAL, VAGINAL BRACHYTHERAPY, NEUROENDOCRINE CARCINOMA, CANCER, LIGHT, ADENOCARCINOMA, REMISSION, RADIATION, THERAPY, SURGERY
  • Akdeniz University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Small cell carcinoma (SCC) of the endometrium is a rare but aggressive disease with early systemic involvement. Patient survival is short. To date, no effective treatment protocol has been established. Surgery, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy have been used either alone or in combination. The case of a patient with stage IB endometrial SCC is presented with an overview based on all reported cases of SCC of the endometrium and its treatment with particular reference to stage I cases.