Minimal Invasive Cancer of the Cervix: Morphologic Definitions and Clinical Consequences

  • E. Holzer

Abstract

The concept of ‘microcarcinoma’ was introduced into cervical pathology by Mestwerdt in 1947. It was defined on the basis of depth of invasion and limited with regard to growth to a maximum depth of 5 mm (Mestwerdt 1953).

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