Adenocarcinoma of the cervix

Discussion:

The surgery and pathologic study confirmed the diagnosis of endocervical adenocarcinoma metastatic to ovaries.

Adenocarcinoma is the second most common type of cervical cancer and has it`s origin in glands located in the endocervix, with approximately 90% related to human papillomavirus (HPV).

Lymphatic spread and transtubal implantation are possible pathways of cervical cancer metastasizing to ovary, and involvement of the corpus may potentiate this mechanism.

Endocervical adenocarcinomas have the potential to metastasize to the ovaries by lymphatic and/or transtubal spread.

 

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