Volume 68, Issue 2 (5 2010)                   Tehran Univ Med J 2010, 68(2): 137-140 | Back to browse issues page

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A M, S A. Clear cell adenocarcinoma of the cevix  without in utero diethylstilbestrol exposure: report of two cases. Tehran Univ Med J. 2010; 68 (2) :137-140
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Background: Primary clear cell adenocarcinoma of cervix (CCAC) is usually seen in women with a history of in utero exposure to diethyl acetyl bestrol (DES). We report two cases of clear cell adenocarcinoma of cervix with no history of exposure to DES in embryonic period. Case presentation: The first case was a 14-year-old women with complaint of painless vaginal bleeding. There was atypical cells in Pap Smear and a bleeding tumor with 1.5 cm in diameter was found in vagina. She was admitted with a diagnosis of CCAC of the uterine cervix stage Ib2 according to FIGO classification. The second case was a 23-year-old patient with complaint of painless vaginal bleeding. The results of cervical cytology was normal. Evaluation of the punch biopsy sample revealed CCAC. Her clinical exam showed stage IIb according to FIGO classification. Both patients had no history of exposure to DES during embryonic period. The first patient treated with radical abdominal hysterectomy and systematic pelvic lymphadenectomy and for the another one external beam radiotherapy and brachytherapy was performed. There was no any recurrence or metastasis after an 18-24 months follow-up Conclusions: Primary clear cell carcinoma of cervix could be unrelated to HPV infection or exposure to DES during embryonic period and in approach to these patients this subject should be considered.
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