IMR Press / EJGO / Volume 28 / Issue 3 / pii/2007159

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Open Access Case Report

Endometrial carcinoma presenting as hematometra: Clinicopathological study of a rare case and literature review

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1 2nd Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Athens, Greece
2 Pathology Department Aretaieion University Hospital, Medical School, University of Athens, Greece
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2007, 28(3), 239–240;
Published: 10 June 2007
Abstract

A case of a postmenopausal woman who was investigated for a large cystic peritoneal tumor which turned out to be hematometra is presented. From her clinical history, a wide excision of the uterine cervix was reported due to a high-grade intraepithelial squa­mous neoplasia. Laparotomy showed a greatly enlarged uterus and the histological exam revealed a hematometra with a superficial endometrioid adenocarcinoma of the uterine cavity. The remaining cervix had extensive fibrosis and complete obliteration of the cervical canal. A review of the literature revealed that hematometra in postmenopausal women should be investigated because it may harbor a cancer.

Keywords
Adenocarcinoma
Uterine cancer
Hematometra
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