Neuroendocrine Tumor in a Routine Cervix Cytology

Authors

  • Vanessa Tavares Serviço de Anatomia Patológica, Hospital Vila Franca de Xira, Portugal
  • C Trancas Serviço de Anatomia Patológica, Hospital Vila Franca de Xira, Portugal
  • S Santos Serviço de Anatomia Patológica, Hospital Vila Franca de Xira, Portugal

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.26537/citotech.vi6.3781

Keywords:

Gynaecologic Cytology, Neuroendocrine Tumors, Diagnosis of Uncertainty

Abstract

Neuroendocrine tumors of the cervix are extremely rare, so their diagnosis is difficult and sometimes confused with some other neoplastic entities. We present a case of a 43-year-old woman with complaints of uterine bleeding and fibroids, proposed for an elective hysterectomy, diagnosed in routine preoperative cytology, as Adenocarcinoma with no other specification. After a colpocytology with biopsy, a cervix neuroendocrine carcinoma was diagnosed, using complementary immunohystochemistry techniques. The patient experienced several treatments, having died about one year later, with metastatic disease.

Published

2020-12:-21

How to Cite

Tavares, V., Trancas, C., & Santos, S. (2020). Neuroendocrine Tumor in a Routine Cervix Cytology. Citotech Online - Case Review, (6), 1–4. https://doi.org/10.26537/citotech.vi6.3781