Endometrioid adenocarcinoma

Author: Dr. Branko Perunovic (see Authors page)

Revised: 3 January 2017, last major update May 2007

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Definition / general
  • Second most common type of cervical adenocarcinoma after endocervical type
  • Incidence rates may be increasing (Cancer 2000;89:1291)
  • May be associated with synchronous (existing at same time) or metachronous (existing at different time) ovarian tumor
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Resembles tumor in uterine corpus and ovary
  • Often well differentiated
  • Complex branching of glands lined by pseudostratified cells with scant cytoplasm and no mucin vacuoles present on H&E
  • Crowded and stratified nuclei
  • Often accompanied by adenocarcinoma in situ
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Branching glands whose cells lack mucin

Branching glands whose cells lack mucin; stratified epithelium, cells have scant granular cytoplasm and no mucin

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Uterus, not necessarily cervix:

Endometrioid adenocarcinoma

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