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Malignant mixed Mullerian tumor


Other Names for this Disease

  • Carcinosarcoma
  • Mixed Mullerian tumor
  • Mixed tumor, Mullerian
  • MMMT
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Overview

A malignant mixed müllerian tumor (MMMT), also called a carcinosarcoma, is a type of cancer that contains two types of cells, known as the adenocarcinoma and sarcoma types. These tumors usually develop in tissues of the female genital tract and are associated with a poor outcome. The majority of these tumors arise in the uterus, though they can also occur in the ovaries, fallopian tubes, and cervix. Very rarely, MMMTs can develop in the female peritoneum (lining of the abdominal wall).[1][2][3]
Last updated: 12/6/2011

References

  1. General Information About Uterine Sarcoma. National Cancer Institute. November 2010; http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/uterinesarcoma/Patient. Accessed 9/16/2011.
  2. Banik T, Halder D, Gupta N, Dey P.. Malignant mixed Müllerian tumor of the uterus: Diagnosis of a case by fine-needle aspiration cytology and review of literature. Diagnostic Cytopathology. 2011; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21472874. Accessed 4/18/2011.
  3. Gard G, Shah JP, & Kumar S et al. . Ovarian and uterine carcinosarcomas: a comparative analysis of prognostic variables and survival outcomes. Journal of Gynecological Cancer. 2010; 20(5):888-894. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20606539. Accessed 9/16/2011.
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Other Names for this Disease
  • Carcinosarcoma
  • Mixed Mullerian tumor
  • Mixed tumor, Mullerian
  • MMMT
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.