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Eur J Gynaecol Oncol. 2009;30(2):211-3.

Villoglandular papillary adenocarcinoma of the uterine cervix: a case report and literature review.

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  • 1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hospital Sant Joan de Déu, University of Barcelona, Esplugues, Barcelona, Spain.


Villoglandular papillary adenocarcinoma is an infrequent form of well differentiated cervical papillary adenocarcinoma that has recently been described. It usually affects young women and is distinguished from other adenocarcinomas by its generally good prognosis, since it infrequently invades the lymphovascular space. We present a case of villoglandular papillary adenocarcinoma in a 28-year-old woman presenting risk factors for developing it: use of oral contraceptives, tobacco use, and infection with human papillomavirus types 16 and 33. The presentation of this case provides an opportunity to review the literature on the diagnosis and treatment of villoglandular papillary adenocarcinoma, and the factors that may influence the prognosis of women diagnosed with this histological type of cervical cancer.

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