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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 63  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 91-93

A report of two cases of dedifferentiated endometrioid carcinoma: A newly described underrecognized tumor of poor prognosis

Department of Pathology, Burdwan Medical College and Hospital, Burdwan, West Bengal, India

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Sana Akhtar
G26 Bangla Basti, Garden Reach Road, Kolkata . 700 024, West Bengal
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DOI: 10.4103/IJPM.IJPM_23_19

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Dedifferentiated endometrioid carcinoma or dedifferentiated endometrioid adenocarcinoma (DEAC) is defined by the presence of undifferentiated carcinoma with endometrioid carcinoma. Undifferentiated component can be misinterpreted as solid component of high-grade endometrioid carcinoma or sarcomatous component of malignant mixed mullerian tumor. We present two cases of DEAC. Two postmenopausal women underwent hysterectomy for vaginal bleeding. Microscopically, sections from the endometrial tumors showed a biphasic growth consisting of an undifferentiated component and a glandular component with sharp transition between the two components. The undifferentiated component showed focal positivity for cytokeratin and vimentin, while glandular component was diffusely positive for cytokeratin and negative for vimentin expression.

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