Adenoid cystic carcinoma of the cervix in a young patient

J Postgrad Med. 1994 Apr-Jun;40(2):94-5.


Adenoid cystic carcinoma of the cervix is a rare disease. It usually occurs in an elderly age group. A case who presented at a younger age (30 years) is being reported. The chief complaint was excessive vaginal bleeding for 2 months. Per vaginum examination revealed a growth. She was staged FIGO IIIb. She was treated with radical radiotherapy. Disease regressed slowly and complete local response appeared after six months of treatment. Presentation of adenoid cystic carcinoma in younger age group and effect of radiotherapy in advanced stage is reviewed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Age of Onset
  • Carcinoma, Adenoid Cystic* / complications
  • Carcinoma, Adenoid Cystic* / diagnosis
  • Carcinoma, Adenoid Cystic* / radiotherapy
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Uterine Cervical Neoplasms* / complications
  • Uterine Cervical Neoplasms* / diagnosis
  • Uterine Cervical Neoplasms* / radiotherapy
  • Uterine Hemorrhage / etiology