Gynecol Oncol Rep 2020 Jan 30
Dedifferentiated endometrioid adenocarcinoma of the uterus: A case series and review of literature.   
Introduction Dedifferentiated endometrioid adenocarcinoma (DEAC) was first described in 2007. However, it has only been recognised as a distinct subtype of endometrioid adenocarcinoma in the last 1-2 years. DEAC is a more aggressive histological subtype and carries a poorer prognosis. Patients with DEAC tend to present with advanced disease compared the other endometrioid adenocarcinomas. Methodology The study is a retrospective review of patients with DEAC diagnosed in two institutions in Singapore between January 2012 and October 2017. Results 7 patients were diagnosed with DEAC. The mean age was 56.4 years. All patients presented with either abnormal uterine bleeding or post menopausal bleeding. Out of the 7 patients, one was diagnosed with Stage 2 disease, 5 were diagnosed with Stage 3 disease and 1 was diagnosed with Stage 4 disease. One patient had neoadjuvant chemotherapy, followed by surgery, and completion chemotherapy post surgery. The other 6 patients (87.5%) underwent primary debulking surgery. Out of these 6 patients, 5 patients had adjuvant chemotherapy post surgery and one patient had both adjuvant chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Lymphovascular invasion was found in 71.4% of the cases. Conclusion DEAC is a more aggressive histological subtype of endometrioid adenocarcinomas. Better awareness of this condition can lead to proper diagnosis and treatment.

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