Mesonephric adenocarcinoma of the cervix: a case report and review of the literature

Gynecol Oncol. 2006 Dec;103(3):1155-8. doi: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2006.08.031. Epub 2006 Oct 4.


Background: Malignant mesonephric tumor arising in the uterine cervix is an exceedingly uncommon variant of cervical adenocarcinoma with only 30 well-documented cases in the literature.

Case: We present a case of a 54-year-old woman with postmenopausal vaginal bleeding who was found to have a stage IB mesonephric adenocarcinoma of the cervix.

Conclusion: At present there is no consensus on a standardized treatment protocol for malignant mesonephric tumors of the cervix. The present case suggests that a favorable outcome may be achieved for patients with stage IB tumors with aggressive initial therapy.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Mesonephroma / diagnosis*
  • Mesonephroma / pathology
  • Mesonephroma / surgery
  • Middle Aged
  • Uterine Cervical Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Uterine Cervical Neoplasms / pathology
  • Uterine Cervical Neoplasms / surgery