Adenocarcinoma arising in adenomyosis detected by atypical cytology

J. D. Woodruff, Y. S. Erozan, R. Genadry

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Abstract

Adenocarcinoma in adenomyosis is unusual and in most cases is associated with adenocarcinoma in the surface endometrium. In the latter, the diagnosis is made in the removed specimen because of the finding of adenocarcinoma in curettings. In contrast, adenocarcinoma arising in adenomyosis without surface endometrial changes is extremely rare and presents major diagnostic problems. The two cases reported herein demonstrate the significance of atypical vaginal cytology in the recognition of such lesions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)145-148
Number of pages4
JournalObstetrics and gynecology
Volume67
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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