Endometrioid carcinoma

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Endometrioid carcinoma
Histopathology of well-differentiated endometrioid adenocarcinoma.png
Histopathology of a well-differentiated endometrioid adenocarcinoma in the ovary
SpecialtyOncology, gynecology
Frequency382,000 worldwide (2018)[1]

Endometrioid carcinoma is a type of endometrial cancer.[1] It typically presents with abnormal vaginal bleeding after menopause, pelvic pain and a distended abdomen, similar to ovarian cancer symptoms.[1]

Four molecular subtypes exist.[1]

They account for around 80% of all uterine cancers in Europe and 90% in the US.[1] In 2018, 382,000 women worldwide were diagnosed with endometrioid carcinoma, making it the sixth most commonly diagnosed cancer in females.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 WHO Classification of Tumours Editorial Board, ed. (2020). "6. Tumours of the uterine corpus: Endometrioid carcinoma". Female genital tumours: WHO Classification of Tumours. Vol. 4 (5th ed.). Lyon (France): International Agency for Research on Cancer. pp. 252–255. ISBN 978-92-832-4504-9. Archived from the original on 2022-06-17. Retrieved 2022-07-31.

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