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Villoglandular papillary adenocarcinoma of the uterine cervix diagnosed during pregnancy
1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Oita University Faculty of Medicine
2 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Oita Prefectural Hospital, Oita (Japan)
†These authors contributed equally.
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2010, 31(5), 573–574;
Published: 10 October 2010
Villoglandular papillary adenocarcinoma (VPA) is a very rare subtype of adenocarcinoma of the uterine cervix but a well recognized variant of cervical adenocarcinoma with a favorable prognosis generally occurring in women of child-bearing age. Only five cases of VPA and pregnancy have been reported. Herein, we report a case of VPA diagnosed during pregnancy and this patient delivered a healthy baby. A successful pregnancy can be completed in patients with VPA without lymph-vascular invasion, when treated conservatively. This management is particularly desirable in young women to preserve reproductive capability.
Villoglandular papillary adenocarcinoma