Cervical granulocytic sarcoma: report of one case and review of the literature

Eur J Gynaecol Oncol. 2010;31(6):697-700.


Granulocytic sarcoma in the female genital tract generally has a poor prognosis. We report the case of a 52-year-old nonleukemic patient with relapsed granulocytic sarcoma at the vaginal stump after an 11-year complete remission from the uterine cervix. Magnetic resonance imaging of the pelvis showed a pear-shaped mass arising from the vagina mimicking a normal uterus. The unusual clinical presentation and the difficulties encountered in evaluation are presented. A review of the literature indicates that survival is better with multimodality management and in patients without leukemia.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cervix Uteri / pathology*
  • Fatal Outcome
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / pathology*
  • Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / surgery*
  • Sarcoma, Myeloid / pathology*
  • Sarcoma, Myeloid / surgery
  • Uterine Cervical Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Uterine Cervical Neoplasms / surgery