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The Korean Journal of Pathology 2008;42(4): 240-243.
Minimal Deviation Endometrioid Adenocarcinoma of the Uterine Cervix: A Case Report.
Kye Won Kwon, Susie Chin, Hee Kyung Kim, Eun Seok Koh, Kyu Rae Kim, Kye Hyun Nam
1Department of Pathology, Soonchunhyang University Bucheon Hospital, Bucheon, Korea. kyewon@schbc.ac.kr
2Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Soonchunhyang University Bucheon Hospital, Bucheon, Korea.
3The University of Ulsan college of Medicine, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Korea.
We describe here a case of minimal deviation endometrioid adenocarcinoma (MDEA) of the uterine cervix that was initially suspected according to the abnormal cytologic findings in a 39-year-old woman. The Papanicolaou (pap) smear showed many neoplastic glandular cells in monolayered sheets, rosettes, and clusters with palisading and feathering borders. The tumor cells had oval, hyperchromatic nuclei, with chromatin clumping and small nucleoli. Histologic examination disclosed endometrial-type glands with a bland, isolated, mainly rounded appearance and these glands were widely scattered deep into the cervical stroma with only scant stromal reaction. An association of MDEA with tubo-endometrioid metaplasia or cervical endometriosis has been suggested by identifying the tubo-endometrioid glands in the vicinity of the MDEA.
Key Words: Endometrioid adenocarcinoma; Metaplasia; Endometriosis