Cervical polyp: an unusual presentation of carcinosarcoma

  • Pallavi Bhuyan Sriram Chandra Bhanj Medical College & Hospital
  • Smita Mahapatra Sriram Chandra Bhanj Medical College & Hospital
  • Asaranti Kar Sriram Chandra Bhanj Medical College & Hospita
  • Tushar Kar Sriram Chandra Bhanj Medical College & Hospital
  • Mrutyunjaya Mahapatra Sriram Chandra Bhanj Medical College & Hospital
Keywords: Carcinosarcoma, Cervix

Abstract

Cervical carsinosarcomas are rare neoplasms of the female genital tract. Approximately 35 cases have been reported previously.1 The other name for carcinosarcoma is a malignant mixed mullerian tumour. Usually, this occurs in the uterus, but it can also appear in the ovaries or the cervix.2 Cervical primaries are extremely rare, and typically occur in postmenopausal women presenting with a polypoid or pedunculated cervical mass. We present this rare entity for gynaecologists to consider, namely the diagnosis of carcinosarcoma in a cervical mass in a postmenopausal woman.

Author Biographies

Pallavi Bhuyan, Sriram Chandra Bhanj Medical College & Hospital
Assistant Professor Department of Pathology Sriram Chandra Bhanj Medical College & Hospital
Smita Mahapatra, Sriram Chandra Bhanj Medical College & Hospital
Assistant Professor Sriram Chandra Bhanj Medical College & Hospital
Asaranti Kar, Sriram Chandra Bhanj Medical College & Hospita
Assistant Professor Sriram Chandra Bhanj Medical College & Hospital
Tushar Kar, Sriram Chandra Bhanj Medical College & Hospital
Assistant Professor Sriram Chandra Bhanj Medical College & Hospital
Mrutyunjaya Mahapatra, Sriram Chandra Bhanj Medical College & Hospital
Consultant Gynaecologist Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology Sriram Chandra Bhanj Medical College & Hospital
Published
2012-03-29
Section
Case Studies