Radical hysterectomy for cervical carcinoma in pregnant women--a case of decidua mimicking metastatic carcinoma in pelvic lymph nodes

Eur J Gynaecol Oncol. 2005;26(5):499-500.


Intraoperative histology is commonly used to guide the treatment of women with carcinoma of the cervix. We present a case where frozen section of the pelvic lymph nodes from a pregnant woman was suggestive of metastatic cervical carcinoma but final histology showed only decidual change.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Carcinoma, Squamous Cell / diagnosis*
  • Carcinoma, Squamous Cell / secondary
  • Carcinoma, Squamous Cell / surgery
  • Cesarean Section
  • Decidua / pathology*
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hysterectomy
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Lymph Nodes / pathology
  • Lymphatic Metastasis
  • Pelvis
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications, Neoplastic / pathology
  • Pregnancy Complications, Neoplastic / surgery*
  • Pregnancy Trimester, Third
  • Uterine Cervical Neoplasms / pathology
  • Uterine Cervical Neoplasms / surgery*