Publications

Detailed Information

Liquid-Based Cytology of Villoglandular Adenocarcinoma of the Cervix: A Report of 3 Cases

Cited 4 time in Web of Science Cited 5 time in Scopus
Authors

Choi, Younghwa; Kim, Haeryoung; Choi, Haiyoung; Hwang, Daehyun; Choe, Gheeyoung; Chung, Jin-Haeng; Park, So Yeon; Lee, Hye Seung; Paik, Jin Ho; Park, Hyo Jin

Issue Date
2012-04
Publisher
Korean Society of Pathologists
Citation
Korean Journal of Pathology, Vol.46 No.2, pp.215-220
Abstract
Villoglandular adenocarcinoma (VGA) is a rare subtype of cervical adenocarcinoma with a more favorable prognosis compared to conventional adenocarcinomas. Although the tumors are usually recognized on colposcopic examination due to the mainly exophytic growth pattern, they may be underdiagnosed as benign lesions by cytology because of their minimal cytologic atypia. We report the liquid-based cytology (LBC) findings of three histologically confirmed VGAs which we have recently identified. They were characterized by hypercellular smears on low-power examination with smooth-bordered three-dimensional papillary fragments. The nuclei were relatively uniform with irregular nuclear membranes. Nucleoli were small but distinct and macronucleoli were also seen. The abnormal architectural patterns such as papillary structures and nuclear overlapping and nuclear hyperchromasia are important clues to the diagnosis of VGA. In addition, nuclear membrane irregularity and prominent nucleoli can be recognized on LBC specimens, further facilitating its diagnosis.
ISSN
1738-1843
URI
https://hdl.handle.net/10371/192094
DOI
https://doi.org/10.4132/KoreanJPathol.2012.46.2.215
Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.
Appears in Collections:

Related Researcher

Paik, Jin Ho Image

Paik, Jin Ho백진호
(기금)부교수
  • College of Medicine
  • Department of Medicine
Research Area Hematopathology, Head and Neck Pathology, Renal Pathology

Altmetrics

Item View & Download Count

  • mendeley

Items in S-Space are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

Share