Colon tumor
Mesenchymal tumors
Endometrial stromal sarcoma of colon


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Revised: 8 July 2019

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Raul S. Gonzalez, M.D.
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Cite this page: Gonzalez R. Endometrial stromal sarcoma of colon. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/colontumorESS.html. Accessed October 21st, 2019.
Definition / general
Essential features
Clinical features
Case reports
Gross description
  • Tumor often arises in serosa or bowel wall
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Tongue-like growth of densely packed, plump spindle cells in short fascicles
  • Scanty, ill defined cytoplasm and round or ovoid nuclei with dispersed chromatin
  • Minimal pleomorphism or mitoses
  • Often lymphovascular invasion and perineural invasion despite low grade appearance
  • Endometriosis present in background
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Colonic endometrial stromal sarcoma

Positive stains
Negative stains
Differential diagnosis
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