Clear-cell endocervical adenocarcinoma in a 19-year-old woman

Jimmie Stewart, Kristen Bevans-Wilkins, Changhong Ye, D. F I Kurtycz

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The incidence of adenocarcinoma of the cervix is increasing within the US, but this diagnostic category is not typically associated with teenaged patients. A report on a case of a 19-year-old woman, with no history of diethylbestrol exposure in uteri, diagnosed with clear-cell endocervical adenocarcinoma is made. Malignant glandular cells were detected on both conventional and Thin Prep™ gynecologic tests with histologic confirmation. Human papilloma virus (HPV) high-risk type results were negative in this particular case. The patient's unremarkable medical and sexual history prompted us to review the diagnostic criteria and pathogenesis of the disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)839-842
Number of pages4
JournalDiagnostic Cytopathology
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2006


  • Clear-cell
  • Endocervical adenocarcinoma
  • Human papilloma virus
  • Risk factors


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