Cervical cancer and Brenner tumor (gross pathology)

Case contributed by Ed Uthman

Patient Data

Gender: Female

This total abdominal hysterectomy and bilateral oophorectomy specimen is demonstrated in standard anatomic position, with the right adnexa on the left side of the image.

The right ovary is replaced by a Brenner tumor.

The left ovary by a mucinous cystadenoma.

The cervical tumor is a non-keratinizing squamous carcinoma.

This case presented de novo in the middle of the night with profuse, bright red, "arterial-type" bleeding, which necessitated an emergency hysterectomy. Therefore, this is a rare "virgin" case of invasive cervical cancer, with no preoperative irradiation.

Annotated gross pathology. 

Case Discussion

Photo credit: Ed Uthman

Original file (Flickr): here

License: Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)

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