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Adenosarcoma of the uterus

Other Names for this Disease
  • Mullerian adenosarcoma of the uterus
  • Uterine adenosarcoma
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What causes adenosarcoma of the uterus?

The exact cause of adenosarcoma of the uterus is not always known. The development of these tumors has been associated with a few risk factors. Risk factors are associated with an increased risk of developing a condition; however, most people with these risk factors will never develop the condition. Factors that have reportedly been associated with development of adenosarcoma of the uterus include hyperestrinism (abnormally high levels of estrogenic hormones in the body), prior chemotherapy, prior radiotherapy and tamoxifen therapy (used as an adjuvant drug for breast cancer).[1][2][3]
Last updated: 10/12/2012

  1. Sinha A, Phukan JP, Sengupta S, Guha P. Mullerian adenosarcoma of uterus with sarcomatous overgrowth and heterologous component associated with stromal deposit in omentum: a case report and review of the literature. Case Report Med. 2012; ePub:
  2. Tjalma WA, Michener CM. Mullerian adenosarcoma of the uterus associated with long-term oral contraceptive use. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. April 1, 2005; 119(2):253-254..
  3. Arici DS, Aker H, Yildiz E, Tasyurt A. Mullerian adenosarcoma of the uterus associated with tamoxifen therapy. Arch Gynecol Obstet. September 2000; 264(2):105-107.