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The Korean Journal of Pathology 2004;38(2): 109-112.
Primary Carcinoid Tumor of the Uterine Corpus: A Case Report.
Sung Ran Hong, Hy Sook Kim, Jae Uk Shim
1Department of Pathology, Samsung Cheil Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. sungran@samsung.co.kr
2Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Samsung Cheil Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
ABSTRACT
Carcinoid tumors of the female genital tract are an uncommon clinical finding. This study presents a case of typical carcinoid tumor of the uterine corpus in a 61-year-old woman. The tumor was a primary carcinoid tumor arising from the endometrium which showed the typical organoid patterns with a positive reaction for neuroendocrine markers. The patient was treated by a total hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy. No evidence for the carcinoid syndrome was noted. The carcinoid tumor recurred as a vaginal mass approximately six and a half years later. The patient died from a mechanical intestinal obstruction by the carcinoid tumor with distant metastasis approximately eight and a half years after operation of the endometrial primary tumor.
Key Words: Carcinoid tumor; Uterus