Benign papilloma of the cervix in childhood: immunohistochemical findings and review of the literature

Eur J Pediatr. 1997 Apr;156(4):320-2. doi: 10.1007/s004310050609.


Papillomas of the genital region are rare benign tumours causing sanguineous vaginal discharge in prepubertal girls. We report on a papilloma of the cervix in a 2-year-old girl. We characterize the tumour immunohistochemically and give a brief review about the current literature.

Conclusion: Genital tract papillomas are benign differentiated tumours of probable Müllerian origin with a good prognosis even after tumour recurrence. Local excision is adequate for treatment.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Age of Onset
  • Antibodies, Monoclonal
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Papilloma / complications
  • Papilloma / pathology*
  • Papilloma / surgery
  • Prognosis
  • Uterine Cervical Neoplasms / complications
  • Uterine Cervical Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Uterine Cervical Neoplasms / surgery
  • Uterine Hemorrhage / etiology*


  • Antibodies, Monoclonal