Papillary villoglandular carcinoma of the cervix

Gynecol Oncol. 1990 Nov;39(2):221-4. doi: 10.1016/0090-8258(90)90437-p.


Three cases of papillary villoglandular carcinoma of the cervix are presented. Each patient was multiparous and presented with abnormal vaginal bleeding. The mean age at presentation was 35 years (range 28-42 years). All patients were staged as FIGO IB and underwent radical Wertheim hysterectomy and bilateral pelvic lymphadenectomy. Disease was limited to the cervix in two patients and extended to involve the lower uterine segment in one patient. There was no evidence of microscopic spread to the lymph nodes. Previous reports that examined patients with papillary villoglandular carcinoma of the cervix found them to have a favorable prognosis. Treatment implications are discussed.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Carcinoma, Papillary / diagnosis*
  • Carcinoma, Papillary / pathology
  • Carcinoma, Papillary / surgery
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Prognosis
  • Uterine Cervical Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Uterine Cervical Neoplasms / pathology
  • Uterine Cervical Neoplasms / surgery