Papillary squamotransitional cell carcinoma of the uterine cervix: an advanced stage disease despite superficial location: report of two cases and review of the literature

A I Al-Nafussi, R Al-Yusif

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Abstract

Papillary carcinoma of the uterine cervix with features reminiscent of transitional cell carcinoma of urothelial origin is a poorly recognized subtype of cervical carcinoma. This tumour has a propensity for late metastasis and local recurrence in spite of the fact that histologically it could be misinterpreted as cervical intraepithelial neoplasia grade 3 (CIN3) with a papillary configuration or as a squamous papilloma. In this report we describe two examples of papillary squamous/transitional carcinoma of the cervix with literature review. The results indicate that this tumour occurs mainly in postmenopausal women, is potentially aggressive and presents at a more advanced stage inspite of the histological appearance suggesting a superficial or early invasive lesion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)455-7
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean journal of gynaecological oncology
Volume19
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1998

Keywords

  • Aged
  • Biopsy, Needle
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Carcinoma, Squamous Cell
  • Carcinoma, Transitional Cell
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Neoplasm Staging
  • Urinary Bladder Neoplasms
  • Uterine Cervical Neoplasms
  • Vaginal Smears

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