Primitive neuroectodermal tumor of the cervix uteri

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Primitive neuroectodermal tumor of the cervix uteri

Synonyms: Cervical malignant peripheral neuroectodermal tumor | Cervical peripheral neuroectodermal cancer | Malignant peripheral neuroectodermal tumor of the cervix uteri | Peripheral neuroectodermal cancer of cervix uteri

Primitive neuroectodermal tumor of the cervix uteri is a rare cancer of cervix uteri derived from neural crest cells histologically composed of small round neoplatic cells with variable degree of neural glial and ependymal differentiation. Macroscopically the tumor is often a large soft poorly circumscribed mass with infiltrative borders and necrotic areas. It presents with dysfuntional vaginal bleeding or discharge lower abdominal pain and uterine enlargement.

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Orphadata: Free access data from Orphanet. © INSERM 1999. Available on http://www.orphadata.org. Data version March 2024

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