Cervix
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Features of cervical tumors to report



Topic Completed: 1 May 2007

Revised: 28 December 2018, last major update May 2007

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See below: Cone biopsy, Colpectomy, hysterectomy or pelvic exenteration



Branko Perunovic D.M.
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Cone biopsy

Definition / general
  • Macroscopic tumor site (quadrant: either 12 - 3, 3 - 6, 6 - 9 or 9 - 12 o'clock or right superior / inferior, left inferior / superior or not specified)
  • Tumor size (one dimension required, two or three recommended)
  • Histologic tumor type (WHO)
  • Tumor grade
  • Depth of invasion (mm) - measure from most superficial epithelial-stromal interface of the adjacent intraepithelial process
  • Width (horizontal extent) of tumor (mm)
  • Endocervical margin - involved by invasive carcinoma (specify location, focal or diffuse) or __ mm from closest invasive carcinoma
  • Endocervical margin - involved or not involved by intraepithelial neoplasia (specify grade)
  • Exocervical margin - involved by invasive carcinoma (specify location, focal or diffuse) or __ mm from closest invasive carcinoma
  • Exocervical margin - involved or not involved by intraepithelial neoplasia (specify grade)
  • Deep margin - involved by invasive carcinoma (specify location, focal or diffuse) or __ mm from closest invasive carcinoma
  • Deep margin - involved or not involved by intraepithelial neoplasia (specify grade)

Optional features to report
  • Whether tumor width is continuous tumor or multiple small foci
  • Additional pathologic findings: koilocytosis, inflammation, glandular atypia or dysplasia, other
  • Angiolymphatic invasion: present, not present, indeterminate



Colpectomy, Hysterectomy or Pelvic Exenteration

Definition / general
  • Specimen type
  • Other organs present
  • Macroscopic tumor site (quadrant: either 12 - 3, 3 - 6, 6 - 9 or 9 - 12 o'clock or right superior / inferior, left inferior / superior or not specified)
  • Tumor size (one dimension required, two or three recommended)
  • Histologic tumor type (WHO)
  • Tumor grade
  • Depth of invasion (mm)
  • pTNM / FIGO staging
  • Margins (specify for all) - involved by invasive carcinoma (specify location) or __ mm from closest invasive carcinoma
  • Distal margin - involved or not involved by carcinoma in situ
Optional features to report
  • Presence of carcinoma in situ at margins other than distal margin
  • Angiolymphatic invasion: present, not present, indeterminate
  • Presence of tumor in other organs
  • Additional pathologic findings: intraepithelial neoplasia, glandular atypia or dysplasia, koilocytosis, inflammation, other
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