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synchronous ovarian and endometrial cancer

N C Ramchander, N A J Ryan, E J Crosbie, D G Evans
BACKGROUND: Constitutional mismatch repair deficiency syndrome results from bi-allelic inheritance of mutations affecting the key DNA mismatch repair genes: MLH1, MSH2, MSH6 or PMS2. Individuals with bi-allelic mutations have a dysfunctional mismatch repair system from birth; as a result, constitutional mismatch repair deficiency syndrome is characterised by early onset malignancies. Fewer than 150 cases have been reported in the literature over the past 20 years. This is the first report of the founder PMS2 mutation - NM_000535...
April 5, 2017: BMC Medical Genetics
Askin Dogan, Beate Schultheis, Günther A Rezniczek, Ziad Hilal, Cem Cetin, Günther Häusler, Clemens B Tempfer
BACKGROUND: Young women with endometrial cancer (EC) have an increased risk of synchronous ovarian cancer. The prognosis of women with synchronous endometrial and ovarian cancer (SEOC) is good. A high proportion of affected women have hereditary non-polyposis colon cancer syndrome (HNPCC). CASE PRESENTATION: We present the case of a 45-year-old woman with histologically proven endometrioid adenocarcinoma of the endometrium (pT1B, G2, R0 without lymphovascular space invasion)...
March 2017: Anticancer Research
Ozgur Kan, Aysegul Alkilic, Batuhan Turgay, Ali Gemici, Cem Somer Atabekoglu
Synchronous malignancies, including three or more tumours, are extremely rare. Herein, we present a case of a woman with a concurrent simultaneous endometrial, ovarian and fallopian tubal carcinoma with different histopathological characteristics. A 55-year-old postmenopausal woman with a diagnosis of endometrial adenocarcinoma by pipelle biopsy, underwent surgical staging. Final pathology result was reported as synchronous stage IA grade 2 endometrioid adenocarcinoma of the uterus, stage IA grade 2 mucinous adenocarcinoma of the right ovary and in situ serous cystadenocarcinoma of the right fallopian tube...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
Linda E Kelemen, Peter F Rambau, Jennifer M Koziak, Helen Steed, Martin Köbel
PURPOSE: Synchronous endometrial and ovarian tumors (SEOs) are diagnosed in 10% of ovarian cancer patients. We examined predictors of SEOs, evaluated associations of SEOs with survival and characterized ovarian tumor profiles using immunohistochemistry. METHODS: We included patients with endometrioid (n = 180) and clear cell (n = 165) ovarian carcinoma identified from the Alberta Cancer Registry between 1979 and 2010 for whom we abstracted medical records and constructed tumor tissue microarrays (TMAs)...
February 13, 2017: Cancer Causes & Control: CCC
Seksit Chirasophon, Tarinee Manchana, Chinachote Teerapakpinyo
AIM: Risk assessment to identify patients at risk for hereditary ovarian cancer is important. The objectives of this study were to evaluate the frequency of high-risk epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) patients and the frequency of germline mutation in these patients. METHODS: A total of 335 patients with histologically confirmed non-mucinous EOC were included. High-risk patients were defined as patients who had: (i) significant family history of breast/ovarian/colorectal/endometrial cancers; (ii) synchronous breast/endometrial/colorectal cancer; or (iii) high-grade serous carcinoma...
February 11, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
Nadejda Valtcheva, Franziska M Lang, Aurelia Noske, Eleftherios P Samartzis, Anna-Maria Schmidt, Elisa Bellini, Daniel Fink, Holger Moch, Markus Rechsteiner, Konstantin J Dedes, Peter J Wild
BACKGROUND: Endometrioid adenocarcinoma of the uterus and ovarian endometrioid carcinoma share many morphological and molecular features. Differentiation between simultaneous primary carcinomas and ovarian metastases of an endometrial cancer may be very challenging but is essential for prognostic and therapeutic considerations. CASE PRESENTATION: In the present case study of a 33 year-old patient we used targeted amplicon next-generation re-sequencing for clarifying the origin of synchronous endometrioid cancer of the corpus uteri and the left ovary...
January 19, 2017: BMC Cancer
N A J Ryan, D G Evans, K Green, E J Crosbie
OBJECTIVE: Lynch syndrome (LS) is an inherited tumor predisposition condition caused by mutations in the mismatch repair (MMR) genes. Mutation carriers are at increased risk of various malignancies, including ovarian cancer (OC). Relatively little is known about the pathological features and clinical behavior of LS associated OC. METHODS: We analyzed the data of 1047 proven MMR mutated individuals from a prospectively maintained database at a large referral center for genomic medicine in the North West of England...
March 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
Márcia Mendonça Carneiro, Rívia Mara Lamaita, Márcia Cristina França Ferreira, Agnaldo Lopes Silva-Filho
Almost 5% of women with endometrial cancer are under age 40, and they often have well-differentiated endometrioid estrogen-dependent tumors. Cancer survival rates have improved over the last decades so strategies to avoid or reduce the reproductive damage caused by oncologic treatment are needed. We reviewed the published literature to find evidence to answer the following questions: How should we manage women in reproductive age with endometrial cancer? How safe is fertility preservation in endometrial cancer? Can pregnancy influence endometrial cancer recurrence? What are the fertility sparing options available? Progestins may be prescribed after careful evaluation and counseling...
December 1, 2016: JBRA Assisted Reproduction
Francesca Falcone, Giuseppe Laurelli, Simona Losito, Marilena Di Napoli, Vincenza Granata, Stefano Greggi
OBJECTIVE: To report our 15-year institutional experience of fertility-sparing treatment in young patients with early endometrial cancer (EC) treated by combined hysteroscopic resection and progestin therapy. METHODS: Twenty-eight patients (stage IA, G1 and 2 endometrioid EC) wishing to preserve their fertility were enrolled into this prospective study. Hysteroscopic resection was used to resect the tumor, endometrium adjacent to the tumor and myometrium underlying the tumor...
January 2017: Journal of Gynecologic Oncology
Gul Kanyilmaz, Meryem Aktan, Mehmet Koc, Siddika Findik
There are limited data about the cutaneous metastases of gynecological malignancies in the literature. Based on this limited number of studies, cutaneous metastases from gynecological malignancies are uncommon occurrences. Cutaneous metastases from the synchronous endometrioid carcinoma of the uterine corpus and bilateral ovaries arising from endometriosis are extremely rare. Herein, we report a 51-year-old woman with FIGO Stage 1A Grade 1 endometrial endometrioid-type adenocarcinoma and synchronous bilateral Stage 1B ovarian endometrioid-type adenocarcinoma who presented 34 months following total abdominal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy with skin metastases...
2016: Case Reports in Oncological Medicine
Angel Chao, Ren-Chin Wu, Shih-Ming Jung, Yun-Shien Lee, Shu-Jen Chen, Yen-Lung Lu, Chia-Lung Tsai, Chiao-Yun Lin, Yun-Hsin Tang, Ming-Yu Chen, Huei-Jean Huang, Hung-Hsueh Chou, Kuan-Gen Huang, Ting-Chang Chang, Tzu-Hao Wang, Chyong-Huey Lai
OBJECTIVES: Synchronous endometrial and ovarian carcinomas (SEOCs) present gynecologic oncologists with a challenging diagnostic puzzle: discriminating between double primary cancers and single primary cancer with metastasis. We aimed to determine the clonal relationship between simultaneously diagnosed endometrial and ovarian carcinomas. METHODS: Fourteen pairs of SEOCs of endometrioid type and two pairs of SEOCs with disparate histologic types (control for dual primary tumors) were subjected to massively parallel sequencing (MPS) and molecular inversion probe microarrays...
October 2016: Gynecologic Oncology
Luca Roncati, Antonio Manenti, Teresa Pusiol, Francesco Piscioli, Giuseppe Barbolini, Antonio Maiorana
OBJECTIVE: Aromatization is the biochemical process in which aromatase catalyzes the conversion of testosterone into estradiol, the fundamental pathway for the synthesis of estrogens. When enhanced, it can lead to hyperestrogenism, a well-known risk factor for gynecological cancers. METHODS: The surgical specimens, coming from 2 postmenopausal women with hyperestrogenism on pap smear and bioptic diagnosis of endometrial endometrioid carcinoma, were fixed in 10% neutral buffered formalin, paraffin embedded, and then submitted for routine hematoxylin/eosin staining and immunohistochemical characterization for antiestrogen, antiprogesterone, antitesterone, anti-MLH1, anti-PMS2, anti-MSH2, and anti-MSH6...
October 2016: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
Carla Bartosch, Ana S Pires-Luís, Catarina Meireles, Manuela Baptista, Alfredo Gouveia, Carla Pinto, Kristen M Shannon, Carmen Jerónimo, Manuel R Teixeira, José M Lopes, Esther Oliva
Women with Lynch syndrome (LS) have a high risk of developing endometrial carcinoma (EC) and, less frequently, ovarian carcinoma. As EC not uncommonly is the first malignancy, prophylactic hysterectomy (PH) has been increasingly implemented. In this study, we report the clinicopathologic features of a series of 70 LS patients who underwent either PH (n=39) or nonprophylactic hysterectomy (NPH) (n=31) at 3 tertiary referral centers. Among the 39 patients with PH, 2 had endometrial tumors seen grossly, whereas 37 showed no macroscopic lesions...
September 2016: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
R Bi, X Y Tu, Y X Xiao, B E Shan, H Y Wang, X Cai, X Y Zhou, W T Yang
OBJECTIVE: To study the expression of mismatch repair protein in a series of endometrial carcinomas and its correlation with clinicopathologic features. METHODS: The clinical data of 150 consecutive cases of endometrial carcinoma were collected during the period from December, 2014 to August, 2015 in Fudan University Cancer Center. Morphologic features including tumor infiltrating lymphocytes (TIL), peritumoral lymphocytes and tumor heterogeneity were reviewed. Immunohistochemistry for expression of mismatch repair proteins was performed...
May 8, 2016: Zhonghua Bing Li Xue za Zhi Chinese Journal of Pathology
Katie K Crean, Eric C Huang, Edwin A Alvarez
INTRODUCTION: Synchronous gynecologic primary cancers are uncommon. When present, the most frequent malignancies consist of endometrial and ovarian carcinomas. Here we report an exceedingly rare case of concurrent uterine adenocarcinoma and leiomyosarcoma. CASE PRESENTATION: A 60 year-old female presented with four years of postmenopausal bleeding. An endometrial sampling showed grade 2 endometrioid adenocarcinoma. She proceeded with hysterectomy that contained an anterior endometrial mass and a posterior myometrial mass...
2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
M A Narin, A Karalok, D Basaran, I Ureyen, O Turkmen, T Turan, G Tulunay
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of synchronous endometrial endometrioid cancer (SEEC) on the prognosis of patients with Stage 1 endometrioid ovarian cancer (EOC). STUDY DESIGN: Clinicopathological data of cases with Stage 1 EOC from January 2000 to November 2013 were retrieved from the computerized database of Etlik Zubeyde Hanim Women's Health and Research Hospital. Of the 31 patients included in the study, 15 patients had primary synchronous endometrial and ovarian cancer (SEOC) (Group 1) and 16 patients had EOC alone (Group 2)...
May 2016: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
Benito Chiofalo, Jacopo Di Giuseppe, Lara Alessandrini, Tiziana Perin, Giorgio Giorda, Vincenzo Canzonieri, Francesco Sopracordevole
BACKGROUND: Three primary synchronous cancers in the female genital tract are extremely rare. In the literature, only four studies have described three different invasive gynecologic cancers of epithelial origin identified simultaneously in the same patient. CASE PRESENTATION: This is the first case in the literature that reports on triple primary ovarian, endometrial and endocervical cancers in a 38-year-old woman with a history of previously treated malignant disease (acute lymphatic leukemia)...
June 2016: Pathology, Research and Practice
Douglas I Lin, Jonathan L Hecht
Endometrial cancer is associated with Lynch syndrome in 2% to 6% of cases. Adequate screening may prevent of a second cancer and incident cancers in family members via risk-reducing strategies. The goal of the study was to evaluate the detection rate of Lynch syndrome via a targeted screening approach. In 2009, we incorporated targeted Lynch syndrome screening via immunohistochemistry for MLH1, PMS2, MSH2, and MSH6, followed by MLH1 promoter hypermethylation, in select cases of endometrial carcinoma. Criteria for patient selection included (1) all patients <50 years; (2) patients of any age with tumors showing features of microsatellite instability (lower uterine segment-centered tumors, hard to classify carcinomas, increased peritumoral or tumor infiltrating lymphocytes and cases with synchronous ovarian carcinomas); (3) clinician's request based on family or personal history; and (4) ad hoc retrospective testing based on the established criteria on patients discovered on follow-up visits...
June 2016: International Journal of Surgical Pathology
Don S Dizon, Michael J Birrer
For women with early-stage ovarian or endometrial cancers, prognosis is very good, with overall survival for both sites between 80% and 90%. This stands in stark contrast to metastatic disease (advanced stage), where the overall survival is less than 15%. We have long recognized that subtypes of disease also inform these statistics, with high-grade serous carcinomas conferring a far worse prognosis compared with others, including low-grade serous or endometrioid tumors. Yet even with our present understanding, a not uncommon finding is the diagnosis of women with carcinoma at both the ovary and the uterus (a situation that occurs in up to 10% of patients), raising the question of synchronous primaries or of metastatic disease...
June 2016: Journal of the National Cancer Institute
Michael S Anglesio, Yi Kan Wang, Madlen Maassen, Hugo M Horlings, Ali Bashashati, Janine Senz, Robertson Mackenzie, Diljot S Grewal, Hector Li-Chang, Anthony N Karnezis, Brandon S Sheffield, Melissa K McConechy, Friedrich Kommoss, Florin A Taran, Annette Staebler, Sohrab P Shah, Diethelm Wallwiener, Sara Brucker, C Blake Gilks, Stefan Kommoss, David G Huntsman
Many women with ovarian endometrioid carcinoma present with concurrent endometrial carcinoma. Organ-confined and low-grade synchronous endometrial and ovarian tumors (SEOs) clinically behave as independent primary tumors rather than a single advanced-stage carcinoma. We used 18 SEOs to investigate the ancestral relationship between the endometrial and ovarian components. Based on both targeted and exome sequencing, 17 of 18 patient cases of simultaneous cancer of the endometrium and ovary from our series showed evidence of a clonal relationship, ie, primary tumor and metastasis...
June 2016: Journal of the National Cancer Institute
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