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Minerva Ginecologica 2009 August;61(4):365-70

language: English

Small cell carcinoma of the endometrium: report of a case and review of the literature

Bahig H. 1, Portelance L. 1, Legler C. 2, Gilbert L. 3, Souhami L. 1

1 Department of Radiation Oncology, McGill University Health Center, Montreal, QC, Canada
2 Department of Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology, Montreal, QC, Canada
3 Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics Montreal, QC, Canada


Small cell carcinomas of the endometrium are rare and carry an ominous prognosis. Most patients present with advanced disease. The histopathological diagnosis requires immunohistochemistry confirmation and the tumor should be positive for a neuroendocrine marker. This article reports a new case and reviews the pertinent literature on the subject.

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