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ACOG: Practice and referral patterns may affect occult uterine sarcoma risk post hysterectomy

from ACS Surgery News

Occult uterine sarcoma occurred in less than 0.1 percent of more than 10,000 hysterectomies performed at a large hospital system between 2000 and 2014 for presumed benign gynecologic indications. Of 10,083 patients who underwent such hysterectomies at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center hospitals during the study period, 9 were found to have uterine sarcoma, including 5 with leiomyosarcoma and 2 each with endometrial stromal sarcoma and uterine adenosarcoma Dr. Ken Yu Lin reported at the annual meeting of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. more

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