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  • W Glenn McCluggage, Daniel P Hurrell, Kathryn Kennedy
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    ABSTRACT: Metastatic tumors within the cervix are uncommon if one excludes endometrial carcinoma, which involves the cervix by direct spread. A variety of other neoplasms rarely metastasize to the cervix and, in most cases, the diagnosis is straightforward because of a combination of clinical and pathologic parameters, common features of metastatic carcinoma within the cervix including predominant involvement of the deep stroma, absence of surface involvement and of an in situ component, and prominent lymphovascular permeation. We describe 6 cases of metastatic adenocarcinoma involving the cervix with superficial "mucosal" involvement mimicking primary cervical adenocarcinoma or adenocarcinoma in situ. In 5 cases, the primary adenocarcinoma was in the ovary or peritoneum and was of serous (4 cases) or clear-cell (1 case) type. In the other case, the primary neoplasm was in the pancreas and this was initially interpreted as a primary cervical adenocarcinoma. In the cases of primary ovarian or peritoneal carcinoma, the mucosal tumor within the cervix, which was discovered at the same time as the ovarian or peritoneal neoplasm, raised the possibility of synchronous independent lesions or metastasis from the cervix to the ovary or peritoneum. Positive staining for WT1, p53, and estrogen receptor in the cases of serous carcinoma and an absence of human papillomavirus by linear array genotyping in all cases was of value in excluding a primary cervical neoplasm, although these ancillary studies are supplementary to microscopic examination. In those cases with an ovarian or peritoneal primary, the likely pathogenesis of the cervical involvement is transtubal and intrauterine spread. It is important for the pathologist to be aware of the possibility of cervical mucosal metastasis to avoid an erroneous diagnosis of a primary cervical adenocarcinoma or adenocarcinoma in situ.
    The American journal of surgical pathology 05/2010; 34(5):735-41. · 4.06 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: We report a case in which a vaginal adenocarcinoma was discovered in a 67-year-old woman 16 years after hysterectomy for cervical adenocarcinoma in situ. Both the vaginal and cervical lesions exhibited morphologic and immunohistochemical (CDX2-positive) features of intestinal differentiation. Linear array human papillomavirus genotyping demonstrated the vaginal adenocarcinoma to contain human papillomavirus 45. We believe the vaginal adenocarcinoma to be related to the cervical adenocarcinoma in situ and to represent recurrence of this. This is an extremely rare phenomenon with, as far as we are aware, only one previous report in the literature.
    International journal of gynecological pathology: official journal of the International Society of Gynecological Pathologists 06/2009; 28(3):296-300. · 2.07 Impact Factor
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    D P Hurrell, W G McCluggage
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    ABSTRACT: To describe the clinicopathological and immunohistochemical findings in four cases of uterine tumour resembling ovarian sex cord tumour (UTROSCT). Four UTROSCTs were stained with a wide range of antibodies, including epithelial (AE1/3, epithelial membrane antigen), myoid (desmin, alpha smooth muscle actin, h-caldesmon), sex cord (alpha inhibin, calretinin, melan A, CD99) and neuroendocrine (chromogranin, CD56) markers as well as hormone receptors (oestrogen receptor, progesterone receptor, androgen receptor), vimentin, CD10, WT1 and HMB45. The tumours ranged from 0.8 to 19.5 cm. Three were relatively well circumscribed intramural myometrial lesions; the other was a pedunculated mass attached to the uterine serosa. The tumours were variably composed of solid, corded, trabecular, nested, glandular and retiform arrangements of tumour cells. In three cases, cells with eccentric nuclei and abundant eosinophilic cytoplasm, resulting in a rhabdoid appearance, were a prominent feature. Three cases were diffusely positive with AE1/3 and all with epithelial membrane antigen. Positivity with myoid markers was common with 3, 4 and 1 case respectively staining with desmin, alpha smooth muscle actin and h-caldesmon; 2, 4, 1 and 2 cases respectively were positive with alpha inhibin, calretinin, melan A and CD99. All were chromogranin negative and exhibited diffuse strong staining with CD56. All were diffusely positive with oestrogen receptor, progesterone receptor, vimentin and WT1. Three cases were androgen receptor positive and all were CD10 and HMB45 negative. UTROSCT exhibits a polyphenotypic immunophenotype with coexpression of markers of epithelial, myoid and sex cord lineage as well as hormone receptors.
    Journal of Clinical Pathology 11/2007; 60(10):1148-54. · 2.44 Impact Factor
  • D P Hurrell, W G McCluggage
    Histopathology 12/2005; 47(5):540-2. · 2.86 Impact Factor