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Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the Cervix: Case Report

DOI: 10.4236/ojog.2019.96086, PP. 888-893

Keywords: Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma, Cervix, Uterine Cervix Cancer

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Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) is usually an epithelial neoplasm of the salivary glands but can also occur in the lacrimal glands and the mucous glands of the respiratory tract, breasts and skin. Very rarely, it may affect the uterine cervix. We report here a case of a woman with postmenopausal bleeding for 7 months, who on physical examination presented with a vegetative and friable tumor lesion in the uterine cervix, measuring about 5 cm in diameter. The abdominal and pelvic computed tomography scans showed a hypodense and heterogeneous mass in the cervix and uterine isthmus. Histopathological examination and immunohistochemical assays confirmed the diagnosis of ACC. The different pathological aspects, therapeutic options and prognostic factors of ACC are discussed.


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