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Miscellaneous tumors

Features to report for carcinoma

Reviewer: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 5 September 2011, last major update September 2011
Copyright: (c) 2002-2011, PathologyOutlines.com, Inc.

Features to report for endometrial carcinoma

Editor's note
● Specimen type, procedure, morcellation or intact
● Tumor size and location
● Histologic type
● Histologic grade
● Depth of invasion (maximum depth of myoinvasion, measured from endomyometrial junction)
●   Note: must differentiate myoinvasion from extension into adenomyosis (Table from Arch Pathol Lab Med 2007 below)
● Angiolymphatic invasion
● Cervical involvement
● Involvement of other organs / tissues
● Features of uninvolved uterus (hyperplasia, metaplasia, etc.)
● Margin involvement
● Nodal involvement (site of nodes, # positive nodes, # total lymph nodes)
● TNM stage


Recommended sectioning

Sample Checklists

Cancer Care-Ontario (2009)
Assoc of Directors of Anatomic and Surgical Pathology (2003)

Additional references

Arch Pathol Lab Med 2007;131:372, J Clin Pathol 2008;61:241

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