Five-year survival of a patient with primary endometrial squamous cell carcinoma: a case report and review of the literature

Eur J Gynaecol Oncol. 2002;23(4):327-9.


Primary endometrial squamous cell carcinoma (PESCC) is an uncommon entity, with fewer than 100 cases reported in the English literature. Survival data for PESCC are not well reported and a precise five-year survival rate for PESCC has not been determined. This study focuses on the five-year survival of a 61-year-old patient with PESCC and adds information to an area which is not well documented. The patient was treated by hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy and assigned to FIGO stage lb. No adjuvant therapy was given. During the 60-month follow-up period, the patient remained free of disease. This outcome suggests that in the early stage of PESCC, surgical treatment alone is adequate to arrest the disease.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Carcinoma, Squamous Cell / diagnosis*
  • Carcinoma, Squamous Cell / diagnostic imaging
  • Carcinoma, Squamous Cell / mortality
  • Carcinoma, Squamous Cell / pathology
  • Carcinoma, Squamous Cell / surgery
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Endometrial Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Endometrial Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging
  • Endometrial Neoplasms / mortality
  • Endometrial Neoplasms / pathology
  • Endometrial Neoplasms / surgery
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hysterectomy
  • Middle Aged
  • Neoplasm Staging
  • Ovariectomy
  • Parity
  • Postmenopause
  • Prognosis
  • Salpingostomy
  • Survivors
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Uterine Hemorrhage / etiology