Spontaneous regression of recurrent undifferentiated carcinoma of the endometrium

Tadashi Ishii, Shin Takayama, Michiaki Abe, Hitoshi Kuroda, Junichi Tanaka, Takehiro Numata, Akiko Kikuchi, Minoru Ohsawa, Souichiro Kaneko, Natsumi Saito, Ryutaro Arita, Yuko Itakura

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Abstract

We herein report a very rare case of spontaneous regression of recurrent undifferentiated carcinoma of the endometrium. An 80-year-old woman had undergone total hysterectomy with bilateral adnexectomy for undifferentiated carcinoma of the endometrium. The cancer recurred locally 10 months after surgery and then metastasized to the lung and liver. After she and her family elected to receive supportive care without active treatment, the local recurrences dramatically decreased, and the metastases of the lung, liver, and peritoneum also disappeared. This case showed that spontaneous regression can occur even with malignant tumors showing an extremely poor prognosis, such as undifferentiated carcinoma of the endometrium.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1649-1653
Number of pages5
JournalInternal Medicine
Volume58
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Keywords

  • Endometrial carcinoma
  • Spontaneous regression
  • Undifferentiated carcinoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine

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