IMR Press / EJGO / Volume 22 / Issue 2 / pii/2001133

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Open Access Case Report

Primary squamous cell carcinoma of the endometrium. A report of 3 cases

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1 1st Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Athens University, Gynecologic Oncology Unit, Greece
2 Pathology Department, Alexandra Maternity Hospital, Greece
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2001, 22(2), 143–146;
Published: 10 April 2001
Abstract

Primary squamous cell carcinoma of the endometrium (PSCCE) is a rare disease of unknown etiology. Diagnosis is based on the identification of squamous cell carcinoma in the endometrium with no coexisting analogous cervical component or endometrial ade­nocarcinoma. There must also be no connection between the endometrial tumour and the squamous epithelium of the cervix. Although the majority of patients are classified as stage I disease, prognosis is rather dismal. We report two new cases of primary squamous cell carcinoma of the endometrium which fulfill all the above criteria and we discuss another interesting case of squamous cell carcinoma of questionable endometrial origin. Management by abdominal hysterectomy and adjuvant pelvic irradiation resulted in long-term survival of our patients.

Keywords
Primary Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Endometrium
Adenocarcinoma of the Endometrium
Squamous Cell Carci-noma of the Cervix
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