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High-grade endometrial cancer survival (endometrioid to non-endometrioid histology comparison)

  • S. Srdelić Mihalj1,*,
  • V. Čapkun2
  • I. Kuzmić-Prusac3

1Department of Gynecology, Split University Hospital Center, Split (Croatia)

2Department of Nuclear Medicine, Split University Hospital Center, Split (Croatia)

3Department of Pathology, Split University Hospital Center, Split (Croatia)

DOI: 10.31083/j.ejgo.2020.01.4731 Vol.41,Issue 1,February 2020 pp.16-22

Published: 15 February 2020

*Corresponding Author(s): S. Srdelić Mihalj E-mail:


Purpose of Investigation: To analyze overall survival (OS) and disease-free survival (DFS) in a retrospective series of 125 patients with serous, clear cell, and high-grade endometrioid carcinoma having undergone complete treatment (primary surgery, oncology treatments, and follow up) at the present institution. Materials and Methods: All women with high-grade endometrial cancer having undergone surgery (1998-2012) and postoperatively treated and monitored at Split University Hospital Center, whose tissue samples were stored at Department of Pathology, Split University Hospital Center, were included in the study. Survival time was analyzed with Kaplan-Meier method and the log-rank test was used to assess between-group differences. Cox proportional hazard regression model was used on multivariate survival analysis. Patients were followed from the time of primary surgery until death or last follow up in December 2015. Results: Women with serous and clear cell endometrial cancer had similar survival compared to those with high-grade endometrioid endometrial cancer. On multivariate analysis, only earlier stage was an independent predictor of improved survival. Conclusions: The present findings suggest that serous and clear cell endometrial carcinomas have a similar prognosis compared to high-grade endometrioid carcinoma of the uterus.


Uterine cancer; High-grade endometrial cancer; Serous endometrial cancer; Clear cell endometrial cancer; Survival.

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S. Srdelić Mihalj,V. Čapkun,I. Kuzmić-Prusac. High-grade endometrial cancer survival (endometrioid to non-endometrioid histology comparison). European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology. 2020. 41(1);16-22.


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