Signet-ring cell carcinoma of the endometrium: a primary tumor masquerading as a metastasis.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Extragenital metastases to the endometrium are unusual, but several histologic features have been suggested as highly suggestive or even pathognomonic for this diagnosis. We report an endometrial carcinoma with a prominent signet-ring cell morphology and a diffusely permeative pattern of infiltration, features that have been reported as indicating an extragenital metastasis. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first reported case of a signet-ring cell carcinoma of the endometrium. Gynecological pathologists should be aware of this entity because of its potential primary of metastatic signet-ring carcinoma to be endometrium.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Mooney, EE; Robboy, SJ; Hammond, CB; Berchuck, A; Bentley, RC

Published Date

  • April 1997

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 16 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 169 - 172

PubMed ID

  • 9100072

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0277-1691

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00004347-199704000-00014


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States