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Endometrioid adenocarcinoma with simultaneous endocervical and intestinal-type mucinous differentiation: report of a rare phenomenon and the immunohistochemical profile

Rebecca Buell-Gutbrod, C James Sung, W Dwayne Lawrence and M Ruhul Quddus*

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Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Women & Infants Hospital and the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, 101 Dudley Street, Providence, RI 02905, USA

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Diagnostic Pathology 2013, 8:128  doi:10.1186/1746-1596-8-128

Published: 2 August 2013

Abstract

Intestinal differentiation in the endometrium is rare with only case reports in the international literature. We describe a case of simultaneous endocervical and intestinal-type mucinous differentiation with goblet cells arising in a FIGO grade 1 endometrioid adenocarcinoma. The patient had no involvement of the myometrium, cervix, or extra-uterine sites. There were no intestinal metaplastic changes of the endocervical canal. The etiology of this change is unknown, although recent reports suggest an association with hyperestrogenism.

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Keywords:
Endometrium; Endometrioid adenocarcinoma; Intestinal differentiation; Goblet cells