Villous adenoma: A rare tumor of vaginal vault

Prakash Diagnostic Laboratory, Mysore, Karnataka, India.
Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology (Impact Factor: 0.47). 05/2008; 51(2):265-6. DOI: 10.4103/0377-4929.41684
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Villous adenomas are extremely rare tumors in the vagina and are indistinguishable from their colonic counterparts. These are considered as enteric type neoplasms of lower female genital tract arising from cloacal remnants. The significance of this lesion lies in the fact that it has to be distinguished from metastatic adenocarcinoma from other sites. We present a case of villous adenoma of vaginal vault, a rare site of presentation in a 30-year-old female.

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