Adenoid Basal Carcinoma of the Uterine Cervix in Association with Keratinizing Squamous Cell Carcinoma: a Rare Diagnosis
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Adenoid basal carcinoma (ABC) is an unusual cervical tumor which is considered to be indolent in nature when pure . Detected incidentally in postmenopausal women, pure ABCs do not metastasize . Hence, it is important to distinguish ABC from aggressive cervical tumors like adenoid cystic carcinoma and basaloid squamous cell carcinoma. However, ABC can be found co-existing with a higher-grade cervical malignancy which alters the prognosis and treatment for these patients [3, 4].
A 65-year-old postmenopausal lady presented at the obstetrics and gynecology department with complains of foul smelling, blood tinged vaginal discharge for 15 days. She was gravida 5, parity 5 with no significant personal or family history.
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