Neuroendocrine carcinoma of the cervix: Review of the literature

L. Frigerio, A. Mariani, P. D'Ambrosio, G. L. Arrigoni, A. Ferrari

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Abstract

Neuroendocrine carcinoma of the cervix is a rare and aggressive tumor associated with an extremely poor prognosis. Even in patients with early stage neoplasia (FIGO I or II), systemic metastases are common, and a cause of death. Flow cytometry demonstrates the aggressive nature of this tumor. A patient with advanced neuroendocrine carcinoma was treated with coral abdominal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy. Adjuvant chemotherapy with cisplatin + Ifosfamide was employed; then we used carboplatin, and later bleomycin + methotrexate + cisplatin. The patient died 20 months after the diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-101
Number of pages5
JournalCervix and the Lower Female Genital Tract
Volume12
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1994

Keywords

  • Cervix
  • Chemotherapy
  • Neuroendocrine carcinoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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