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Korean Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2005;48(6):1569-1574.
Published online June 1, 2005.
A Case of Adenoid cystic Carcinoma in the Uterine Cervix.
Hye Eun Park, Chun June Lee, Won Gue Kim, Eun Hee Kong, So Hee Kim
1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, College of Medicine, Kosin University, Busan, Korea. l1000jun@naver.com
2Department of Family Medicine, College of Medicine, Kosin University, Busan, Korea.
3Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Good Samsun Hospital, Busan, Korea.
Abstract
Adenoid cystic carcinoma is an uncommon adenocarcinoma type which affects mainly the salivary gland and respiratory system. In the female reproductive tract it occurs more commonly in Bartholin's gland and than in uterine cervix. Almost patients are postmenopausal women. The main presenting complaint is vaginal spotting having an abnormal pap smear. It has been diagnostically confused with adenoid basal carcinoma which has a somewhat different clinical course and pathology. The treatment should be individualized to the patients by local recurrence or distant metastasis. It shows relatively unfavorable survival. Recently we experienced a case of adenoid cystic carcinoma arising in the cervix after menopause, so we report this case with a brief review of literature.
Key Words: Adenoid cystic carcinoma, Cervix


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