UTERINE SMOOTH MUSCLE TUMOUR OF UNCERTAIN MALIGNANT POTENTIAL PRESENTING WITH AN UNUSUAL GROSS APPEARANCE A CASE REPORT

Deeba Sadaf, Sabiha Maimoon, Sadhana Mahore

Abstract


Smooth Muscle Tumors of Undetermined Malignant Potential or STUMPs are rare and interesting tumors from
both the standpoint of histological diagnosis and classification, as well as clinical management mainly
because, as a group, its natural history is poorly understood.We report a case of STUMP presenting as a cystic
uterine mass in a 48 year old peri-menopausal female . Grossly received uterus revealed a large thick wall
cystic cavity filled with mucinous fluid . Microscopy revealed features suggestive of a low grade
leiomyosarcoma ,however immunohistochemistry confirmed the diagnosis of STUMP. The patient was
kept under follow up. She showed no evidence of local recurrence and continues to be under close
surveillance 18 months post diagnosis. To our knowledge,uterine smooth muscle tumors with uncertain
malignant potential with such an unusual gross appearance has not been reported in the literature.
Key Words: Smooth muscle tumor with uncertain malignant potential (STUMP),unusual gross appearance.


Full Text:

PDF