IMR Press / EJGO / Volume 19 / Issue 5 / pii/1998201

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Case Report

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

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1 Department of Pathology, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 1998, 19(5), 455–457;
Published: 10 October 1998

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 decribe two example 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.

Squamous/transitional carcinoma
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