Adenoid cystic carcinoma of uterine cervix

Obstet Gynecol. 1975 Jun;45(6):679-83. doi: 10.1097/00006250-197506000-00018.


A 68-year-old postmenopausal patient with adenoid cystic carcinoma of the cervic is described. Thirty-two other cases were collected from the literature, and a clinicopathologic analysis for the whole group is presented. The study indicates that a) adenoid cystic carcinoma usually occurs in postmenopausal patients in the commonest presenting problems; c) vaginal cytology was abnormal in most cases in which it was reported; d) the lesion usually forms a mass and infiltrates parametrial and paracervical tissues; e) the tumor is frequently associated with squamous cell carcinoma (in situ or invasive) or other types of cancer; f) local recurrence after radical surgery and /or irradiation, as well as pelvic and widespread metastases, can occur; and g) the histogenesis of this type of tumor is unclear. The various possibilities are discussed.

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Carcinoma, Basal Cell / complications
  • Carcinoma, Basal Cell / pathology*
  • Carcinoma, Squamous Cell / complications
  • Carcinoma, Squamous Cell / pathology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Neoplasms, Multiple Primary / pathology
  • Uterine Cervical Neoplasms / pathology*