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Ginekol Pol. 2011 Dec;82(12):936-9.

Glassy cell carcinoma of the cervix--a case report with review of the literature.

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical University of Warsaw. kkaczynska@wum.edu.pl

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Glassy cell carcinoma of the uterine cervix is a rare neoplasm, first described by Gluksman and Cherry in 1956. It is a poorly differentiated adenosquamous carcinoma, comprising about 1-2% of all cervical cancers.

CASE PRESENTATION:

We report a case of glassy cell carcinoma of the uterine cervix in 67-year-old female, nullipara, diagnosed two months after symptom onset, in IV-B stage of the disease according to the FIGO classification scale. Cervical smear test obtained three years previously was normal She was offered a palliative antihemorrhagic radiotherapy of the pelvis and palliative chemotherapy with paclitaxel-carboplatin combination. The patient died within six months of diagnosis.

CONCLUSIONS:

We present a case of a rare carcinoma of the uterine cervix with quick progression and poor outcome.

PMID:
22384631
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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