Endometrial cancer arising in both horns of didelphys uterus in a Down's syndrome woman

Francesco Fanfani, Anna Fagotti, Gennaro Restaino, Massimiliano Guerriero, Giovanni Scambia

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Abstract

Background.: There are only few reports of endometrial cancer arising in patients with uterine malformations. Down's syndrome is characterized by a reduced risk of solid tumors, and there are no reports about its correlation with uterine malformations. Case.: An endometrial adenocarcinoma arising in both horns of a didelphys uterus of a Down's syndrome woman. Conclusion.: Uterine malformations and genetical disorders may cause a delayed diagnosis of gynecological cancers. Gynecological examination in asymptomatic patients and differential diagnosis in abnormal uterine bleeding patients should be considered.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)537-539
Number of pages3
JournalGynecologic Oncology
Volume101
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2006

Keywords

  • Didelphys uterus
  • Down's syndrome
  • Endometrial adenocarcinoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Oncology

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