Vaginal Metastasis from Colorectal Adenocarcinoma

Diagnosis in Cervicovaginal Cytology

Authors

  • Marta Daniela Valente Mendes Polytechnic Institute of Porto
  • Beatriz Oliveira Polytechnic Institute of Porto
  • Celina Cunha Polytechnic Institute of Porto
  • Nuno Coimbra Portuguese Oncology Institute of Porto
  • Anabela Duarte Portuguese Oncology Institute of Porto
  • Armanda Babo Portuguese Oncology Institute of Porto
  • Conceição Martins Portuguese Oncology Institute of Porto
  • Paula Monteiro Portuguese Oncology Institute of Porto

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.26537/citotech.v0i2.503

Abstract

Metastatic colorectal adenocarcinoma in the vagina is rare and there are few reported cases in the literature. This paper reports a case of a woman with an infiltrative mass in the vagina and a previous diagnosis of colorectal adenocarcinoma. The use of cervicovaginal liquid based cytology together with CK20 and CDX2 immunostaining allowed to confirm the neoplasia’s colorectal origin. This case enhanced the importance of the clinical history as well as the immunohistochemical staining in a diagnosis, since without them and just with the cellular characteristics observed the diagnosis could be of endocervical or endometrial adenocarcinoma.

Author Biographies

Marta Daniela Valente Mendes, Polytechnic Institute of Porto

School of Allied Health Technologies – Polytechnic Institute of Porto (ESTSP-IPP), Portugal

Beatriz Oliveira, Polytechnic Institute of Porto

School of Allied Health Technologies – Polytechnic Institute of Porto (ESTSP-IPP), Portugal

Celina Cunha, Polytechnic Institute of Porto

School of Allied Health Technologies – Polytechnic Institute of Porto (ESTSP-IPP), Portugal

Nuno Coimbra, Portuguese Oncology Institute of Porto

Department of Pathology - Portuguese Oncology Institute of Porto, Portugal

Anabela Duarte, Portuguese Oncology Institute of Porto

Department of Pathology - Portuguese Oncology Institute of Porto, Portugal

Armanda Babo, Portuguese Oncology Institute of Porto

Department of Pathology - Portuguese Oncology Institute of Porto, Portugal

Conceição Martins, Portuguese Oncology Institute of Porto

Department of Pathology - Portuguese Oncology Institute of Porto, Portugal

Paula Monteiro, Portuguese Oncology Institute of Porto

Department of Pathology - Portuguese Oncology Institute of Porto, Portugal

Published

2016-06:-16

How to Cite

Mendes, M. D. V., Oliveira, B., Cunha, C., Coimbra, N., Duarte, A., Babo, A., Martins, C., & Monteiro, P. (2016). Vaginal Metastasis from Colorectal Adenocarcinoma: Diagnosis in Cervicovaginal Cytology. Citotech Online - Case Review, (2), 8–13. https://doi.org/10.26537/citotech.v0i2.503