Extremely well–differentiated adenocarcinoma “(;adenoma malignum)” of the cervix in a patient with peutz–jeghers syndrome

Tsunehisa Kaku, Tooru Hachisuga, Satoshi Toyoshima, Munetomo Enjoji, Toshihisa Mori, Masanori Nagaoka

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In a 29-year-old woman with the Peutz-Jeghers syndrome (PJS). an extremely well differentiated adenocarcinoma (adenoma malignum) of the uterine cervix was detected. The cervical lesion consisted of a polypoid mass, measuring 3.5 cm in greatest diameter, composed of extremely well differentiated tubules resembling those of the endocervical glands, yet containing a few Paneth cells. Immunohistochemical stains displayed cytoplasmic carci-noembryonic antigen in this tumor. The ovaries had no apparent abnormality. The diagnosis of the PJS was based on the presence of numerous hamarto-matous polyps of the rectum and cutaneous pigmentation around the lips, fingers, and toes. The patient underwent a simple total hysterectomy and was subsequently treated with chemotherapy. In an 11 year follow-up, there has been no recurrence of the cervical tumor and she is currently well. The clinicohistopathologic differences of this cervical tumor in patients with and without PJS are briefly discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)266-273
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Gynecological Pathology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1985


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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