Glassy cell carcinoma of the cervix.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A clinicopathologic analysis of 13 cases of glassy cell carcinoma of the uterine cervix is presented. The glassy cell carcinoma is considered to be a poorly differentiated mixed adenosquamous carcinoma. Its histologic appearance is distinctive, being characterized by cells with a moderate amount of cytoplasm having a ground glass or finely granular appearance, a distinct cell wall that stains with eosin and PAS, and enlarged nuclei with prominent nucleoli. In the present study this tumor was associated with extrapelvic spread in 6/13 cases at diagnosis. Results were poor with either surgery and/or radiotherapy. Only four of 13 patients survived 5 years. The glassy cell carcinoma appears to be a distinct clinicopathologic entity which warrants a place in the classification of carcinoma of the cervix.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Littman, P; Clement, PB; Henriksen, B; Wang, CC; Robboy, SJ; Taft, PD; Ulfelder, H; Scully, RE

Published Date

  • May 1, 1976

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 37 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 2238 - 2246

PubMed ID

  • 1260713

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0008-543X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/1097-0142(197605)37:5<2238::aid-cncr2820370513>;2-d


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States