Villoglandular papillary adenocarcinoma of the cervix: Case report

Ritu Lakhtakia, M. Singh, P. Taneja, K. Kapila, S. Kumar

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The incidence of cervical adenocarcinoma is on the rise over the last several decades. It generally carries a worse prognosis than squamous carcinoma. Villoglandular papillary adenocarcinoma (VGA) of the cervix has been identified as a distinct subset of cervical adenocarcinoma that occurs in young women and supposedly carries an excellent prognosis. We report a case of adenocarcinoma of the cervix in a young woman that had classical histological features of VGA but at operation showed presence of tumor cells in the peritoneal wash. A review of world literature on the 56 cases reported so far is presented where occasional cases showing disease spread have been reported, suggesting caution in the management and follow-up of this clinicopathologic entity. (C) 2000 Wiley-Liss, Inc.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)297-299
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Surgical Oncology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes


  • Cervix
  • Papillary adenocarcinoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Oncology


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