Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology
Home About us Instructions Submission Subscribe Advertise Contact e-Alerts Ahead Of Print Login 
Users Online: 8810
Print this page  Email this page Bookmark this page Small font sizeDefault font sizeIncrease font size
Year : 2009  |  Volume : 52  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 543-545

Adenoid cystic carcinoma of uterine cervix in a young patient

1 Department of Pathology, Kasturba Hospital, Daryaganj, Delhi-2, India
2 Department of Pathology, GSVM Medical College, Kanpur, UP, India

Correspondence Address:
Ankit Seth
80, Thomson Road, MCD Officers' Colony, Near Shivaji Park, Minto Road, New Delhi-110 002
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0377-4929.56158

Rights and Permissions

Adenoid cystic carcinoma of uterine cervix is a rare tumor. Its origin is debatable. It has a high incidence in postmenopausal women but rarely can develop in patients under 40. An association with squamous cell carcinoma has been described. We report a case of adenoid cystic carcinoma of the endocervical canal with foci of squamous cell carcinoma in a 34-year-old suffering from menorrhagia associated with blood-stained vaginal discharge. Per vaginum and per speculum examination revealed a growth. Cervical biopsy showed bits of tissue, suggesting adenoid cystic carcinoma. Patient was operated upon and uterus with cervix sent for histopathological examination. We report this case because of its rarity, particularly in young patients, with description of illustrative pathology and discussion on the histological diagnosis.

Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded198    
    Comments [Add]    
    Cited by others 3    

Recommend this journal