Transitional cell carcinoma of uterine cervix complicated by pyometra

Department of Pathology, SGRD Rotary Cancer Hospital, Amritsar, Punjab.
Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology (Impact Factor: 0.47). 02/2004; 47(1):71-3.
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Transitional cell carcinoma of cervix is a rare neoplasm of recent description. A case of primary transitional cell carcinoma of female genital tract i.e. uterine cervix in a 60 year-old postmenopausal female complicated by pyometra is reported.

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    ABSTRACT: Papillary carcinoma of the uterine cervix with features reminiscent of Transitional Cell Carcinoma (TCC) of urothelial origin, is a poorly recognized subtype of cervical carcinoma. This tumour has a propensity for late metastasis and local recurrence, in spite of the fact that histologically it could be misinterpreted as CIN grade III with a papillary configuration or as a squamous cell papilloma. This tumour occurs mainly in post-menopausal females, it is potentially aggressive and it presents at a more advanced stage. Here, we are presenting a case of a 65-year-old female who presented with post-menopausal bleeding and pelvic pain, and underwent hysterectomy for pyometra. The cervix showed a focus of papillary transitional carcinoma.
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