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The Korean Journal of Cytopathology 2003;14(2): 71-75.
Uterine Tumor Resembling Ovarian Sex-Cord Tumor: A Case Report of the Cytologic Finding.
Insun Kim, Eun Mee Han, Woon Yong Jung, Ju Han Lee, Bum Woo Yeom
Department of Pathology, Korea University Medical College, Seoul, Korea. skim@korea.ac.kr
Uterine stromal tumors with features of ovarian sex-cord differentiation are relatively rare. The neoplasms composed of sex cord-like components in more than 50% of the tumor are classified as group II. We report the cytologic findings of a case of uterine tumor resembling ovarian sex-cord tumor. The cervical smears of a 62-year-old woman with submucosal tumor showed loose aggregates of spindle cells as well as glandular or tubular structures of round cells with a distinct cell membrane and a prominent small nucleolus. Because uterine stromal tumor can have sex cord differentiation, its possibility should be considered in the interpretation of cervical smears.
Key Words: Stromal tumor; Uterus; Sex cord differentiation; Cervical smear