Primary peritoneal carcinosarcoma

A report of two cases

Hao Sheng Fu, Yen Chen Wu, Ching Hui Chen, Wei Min Liu, Chien Jui Cheng, Ching Wen Chang, I. De Wang, Yen Hsieh Chiu

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Objective: Carcinosarcomas also known as malignant mixed mullerian tumors (MMMTs) contain both carcinomatous and sarcomatous elements. Most MMMTs are arising from female genital tract, including ovaries, uterus and fallopian tubes. Extragenital carcinosarcomas are extremely rare, with an estimation less than 40 cases so far. Case report: We report two cases of primary peritoneal carcinosarcomas. An 81-year-old woman with pelvic peritoneal carcinosarcoma, heterologous type, was treated with incomplete surgery without further chemotherapy, and died of disease soon. The other one was a 76 year-old woman with abdominal peritoneal carcinosarcoma, homologous type. After optimal debulking surgery and subsequent 6 cycles of combination of paclitaxel and carboplatin chemotherapy, the patient is free of tumor half of year. Conclusion: Active therapy, including complete cytoreduction surgery and carboplatin-paclitaxel chemotherapy might offer a chance of disease control for these unusual primary peritoneal carcinosarcomas.

Original languageEnglish
JournalTaiwanese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Publication statusPublished - 2019

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Carcinosarcoma
Malignant Mixed Tumor
Carboplatin
Paclitaxel
Drug Therapy
Fallopian Tubes
Uterus
Ovary
Neoplasms

Keywords

  • Carcinosarcoma
  • Case report
  • Malignant mixed mullerian tumor
  • Primary peritoneal carcinosarcoma

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  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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