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The Korean Journal of Cytopathology 1991;2(1): 62-66.
Cytologic features of glassy cell carcinoma of the uterine cervix.
Gu Kong, Eun Kyung Kim, Eun Kyung Hong, Jung Dal Lee
Glassy cell carcinoma is an unusual neoplasm of the uterine cervix with highly aggressive clinical behavior. On cervico-vaginal smear examination, the tumor has well confused of atypical repair cell of the endocervix. Recently, we have experienced two cases of glassy cell carcinoma of the uterine cervix, diagnosed on cervico-vaginal smears and confirmed on following histologic sections. The cervico-vaginal smears revealed abundant clusters with well defined boarders. The cell clusters were composed of large tumor cells. The tumor cells had distinct granular cytoplasm and eosinophilic macronucleoli. Characteristic cytologic features of this tumor were discussed in view of differential diagnosis.
Key Words: Glassy cell carcinoma; Uterine cervix; Cytologic teatures