Iranian Society of Gynecology Oncology

Document Type : Original Research Article


1 Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia

2 Department of Gynaecology-Oncology, Institut Kanser Negara, Malaysia



This study aims to analyze the survival outcomes and prognostic factors of patients with uterine sarcoma in the Department of Gynae-Oncology, between June 2015 and December 2022.


The study population consists of patients with histopathologically confirmed uterine sarcoma. Oncological data collected includes stage, pathological report and type of surgery, adjuvant therapy, recurrence, and mortality. Kaplan-Meier analysis used to estimate survival.


We identified 58 eligible uterine sarcoma patients: 13 leiomyosarcoma (22.4%), 9 endometrial stromal sarcoma (15.5%), 32 carcinosarcoma (55.2%), 2 adenosarcoma (3.4%) and another 2 were undifferentiated sarcoma (3.4%). Mean age was 56.1 (SD=12.03) and 56% patients were postmenopausal. Majority of patients presented in stage III and IV (53.4%) and only 22 patients (37.9%) in stage I. Adjuvant radiotherapy was given to 21 patients (36.2%); 8 patients (13.8%) received chemotherapy and 9 patients (15.5%) received both radiotherapy and chemotherapy. Median follow up period was 13.5 months (range: 73 months) and total of 35 patients (60.3%) had recurrence with median time to recurrence of 6.0 months (range: 35). Death occurred in 21 patients (36.2%) with median time to death 5.0 months (range: 36 months). Progression free survival (PFS) among all patients was 26.64 (range: 4.32) months with significant correlation with stage of disease. Overall survival (OS) in patients received surgery only, radiotherapy and combine radiotherapy and chemotherapy were 23.3, 54.8 and 62.4 months respectively (p value 0.03).


Uterine sarcoma is a relatively rare tumor type with worse survival. Multimodality adjuvant treatments showed to improve prognosis in those patients.


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