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Rare Papillary Serous Carcinoma In A Nigerian: Case Report And Literature Review

SA Malami, VI Oniyiorah, NI Ohaya


Objective: To present a rare case of papillary serous carcinoma of the cervix and review the literature.

Materials and Methods: An illustrative case seen by the authors in a fifty-two year old Nigerian woman with stage III carcinoma of the cervix.

Results: The clinical and pathological features of this rare tumour are discussed and compared with other cases already reported in the literature.

Conclusion: Diagnosis of PSCC is based on the histological demonstration of a clear-cell papillary carcinoma in the cervix and the exclusion of an endometrial primary.
Key words: Cervix, Papillary, Carcinoma
Highland Medical Research Journal Vol.1(3) 2003: 39-40
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