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Glassy cell carcinoma of the endometrium : a case report and review of the literature

Mhawech, P. and Dellas, Athanassios and Terracciano, Luigi M.. (2001) Glassy cell carcinoma of the endometrium : a case report and review of the literature. Archives of pathology and laboratory medicine, Vol. 125, H. 6. pp. 816-819.

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Abstract

Endometrial glassy cell carcinoma (GCC) is a rare neoplasm, with 11 cases reported in the literature. Although GCC is considered to be a poorly differentiated variant of adenosquamous carcinoma, its real nature is still debatable. We report a case of GCC of the endometrium in a 60-year-old woman and review the literature. The patient presented with vaginal bleeding, and pelvic computed tomographic scan showed a polypoid lesion in the uterine fundus. Histologically, the tumor showed 2 components: a moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma with extensive areas of squamous metaplasia (adenoacanthoma) and a GCC. The clinical stage of the patient's disease was IB as classified by the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics. She was treated by a total abdominal hysterectomy, bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy, and pelvic radiation therapy. The patient was still alive and free of disease at 5 years of follow-up.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Bereich Querschnittsfächer (Klinik) > Pathologie USB
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Klinische Forschung > Bereich Querschnittsfächer (Klinik) > Pathologie USB
03 Faculty of Medicine > Bereich Spezialfächer (Klinik) > Gynäkologie und Geburtshilfe
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Klinische Forschung > Bereich Spezialfächer (Klinik) > Gynäkologie und Geburtshilfe
03 Faculty of Medicine
UniBasel Contributors:Dellas, Athanassios
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Review Article
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Publisher:American Medical Association
ISSN:0003-9985
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal item
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