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Uterine Tumors Resembling Ovarian Sex Cord Tumors: A Case Report of Conservative Management in Young Women
  1. Roberto Berretta, MD,
  2. Tito S. Patrelli, MD,
  3. Giovanni M. Fadda, MD,
  4. Carla Merisio, MD,
  5. Dandolo Gramellini, MD and
  6. Giovanni B. Nardelli, MD
  1. Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Parma, Parma, Italy
  1. Address correspondence and reprint requests to Roberto Berretta, Università degli Studi di Parma, Dipartimento di Scienze Ostetriche, Ginecologiche e Neonatologia, Ospedale Maggiore di Parma, Via Gramsci, 14, 43100 Parma, Italy. E-mail: rberretz{at}


Abstract Uterine tumors resembling ovarian sex cord tumors (UTROSCT) are distinguished into two separate groups: endometrial stromal tumors with sex cord-like elements (Group I), which have an unfavorable prognosis; and UTROSCT proper (group II), with more than 40% sex cord-like differentiation and less endometrial component, which are biologically less aggressive than the tumors of the other group. We report the case of a young woman with UTROSCT treated by minimally invasive hysteroscopic surgery. This is one of the few cases reported in the literature that have been managed conservatively.

  • Uterine tumors resembling sex cord tumors
  • Fertility-sparing surgery
  • Young women

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  • Synopsis: Uterine tumors resembling sex cord tumors are stromal neoplasms with prominent sex-cord differentiation. We report the case of a young woman managed conservatively.