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ADENOCARCINOMA OF CERVIX

ADENOCARCINOMA OF CERVIX

Clinical History

A woman of 75 with a history of 6 months vaginal bleeding and offensive discharge, was found to have a fungating friable tumour involving the cervix. The mounted specimen was removed with satisfactory post-operative recovery.

Pathology

The specimen comprises an open cervix and uterus with attached tubes and ovaries, displayed from the posterior aspect. The cervix shows a brown ulcerating tumour which penetrates deeply into the myometrium on the right. The endometrium is thick and pale with patchy areas of haemorrhages. Histological examination revealed a well differentiated adenocarcinoma of the cervix.