What is the definition of Endometrial Stromal Sarcoma?

Endometrial stromal sarcoma is a rare form of cancer that occurs due to abnormal and uncontrolled cell growth in the uterus. Endometrial stromal sarcoma, specifically, develops in the supporting connective tissue (stroma) of the uterus. Signs and symptoms of the condition include abnormal uterine bleeding (i.e. bleeding that is not part of menstrual periods or bleeding after menopause); abdominal pain and/or distension; and frequent urination. The exact underlying cause of endometrial stromal sarcoma is currently unknown. Most cases occur sporadically in people with no family history of the condition. Treatment varies based on the severity of the condition but may include surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and/or hormone therapy.

What are the alternative names for Endometrial Stromal Sarcoma?

  • ESS
  • Condition: Isolated Ureteral Extrauterine Endometrial Stromal Sarcoma (EUESSs)
  • Journal: BMJ case reports
  • Treatment Used: Left Radical Nephroureterectomy with Adjuvant Hormonal Treatment
  • Number of Patients: 1
  • Published —
This case report describes a 56-year-old woman diagnosed with an isolated ureteral extrauterine endometrial stromal sarcoma.
  • Journal: International journal of hyperthermia : the official journal of European Society for Hyperthermic Oncology, North American Hyperthermia Group
  • Published —
MRI features and clinical outcomes of unexpected uterine sarcomas in patients who underwent high-intensity focused ultrasound ablation for presumed uterine fibroids.