Cervical implant from villoglandular endometrial adenocarcinoma masquerading as cervical villoglandular adenocarcinoma

A Al-Nafussi, J Obafunwa, L B Jordan, I Fulton, C Martin, G Beattie

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Abstract / Description of output

This is an unusual presentation of a rare subtype of endometrial adenocarcinoma (villoglandular papillary carcinoma, VGPC) in a 71-year-old woman, which was initially diagnosed on cervical biopsy as being primary cervical VGPC. Loop excision failed to show any evidence of residual disease. Subsequent hysterectomy revealed a localized villoglandular carcinoma involving the uterine fundus and invading the inner one-third of the myometrium, the background endometrium was atrophic. The remaining cervix contained a focus of papillary forming endometrial type adenocarcinoma involving the surface epithelium and the superficial subepithelial glands. In conclusion, VGPC of cervix occurs mainly in young women and can be treated conservatively, pathologists should be cautious in making such a diagnosis in a postmenopausal woman before ruling out a primary endometrial origin.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)308-11
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Gynecological Cancer
Volume12
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 13 Jun 2002

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Adenocarcinoma, Papillary
  • Aged
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Endometrial Neoplasms
  • Epithelium
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hysterectomy
  • Neoplasm Invasiveness
  • Uterine Cervical Neoplasms

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