Vol 82, No 12 (2011)

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Glassy cell carcinoma of the cervix – a case report with review of the literature

Maja Marczewska, Edyta Horosz, Dorota Bomba-Opoń, Natalia Mazanowska, Katarzyna Kosińska-Kaczyńska, Mirosław Wielgoś
Ginekol Pol 2011;82(12).


Abstract Background: Glassy cell carcinoma of the uterine cervix is a rare neoplasm, first described by Gluksman and Cherry in 1956. It is a poorly differentiated adenosquamous carcinoma, comprising about 1-2% of all cervical cancers. Case presentation: We report a case of glassy cell carcinoma of the uterine cervix in 67-year old female, nullipara, diagnosed two months after symptom onset, in IV-B stage of the disease according to the FIGO classification scale. Cervical smear test obtained three years previously was normal. She was offered a palliative antihemorrhagic radiotherapy of the pelvis and palliative chemotherapy with paclitaxel-carboplatin combination. The patient died within six months of diagnosis. Conclusions: We present a case of a rare carcinoma of the uterine cervix with quick progression and poor outcome.

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