Bhardwaj B*, Aruna M and Shreekant D
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Armed Forces Medical College, IndiaFulltext PDF
Background: In 1973 Kempson first introduced the term STUMP i.e. Smooth muscle tumor of uncertain malignant potential. They are a category of clinically smooth muscle tumors not yet distinct from sarcomas. WHO classifies STUMP as smooth muscle tumors between benign and malignant criteria? It is a rare entity. Out of total women undergoing hysterectomy/myomectomy, 0.01% receives the final diagnosis of STUMP on histopathology. The true prevalence of STUMP is difficult to determine due to rarity of this entity & inconsistency in diagnostic criteria.
Smooth muscle tumors; Fibroids; Tumor
Bhardwaj B, Aruna M, Shreekant D. STUMP - A Rare Aftermath of Fibroid Surgery. 2020; 3: 1059.