Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics

, Volume 277, Issue 4, pp 345–348

Primary primitive neuroectodermal tumor of the uterus: a case report

  • Özgür Akbayır
  • Kemal Güngördük
  • Gülseren Rafioğlu
  • Ahmet Gülkılık
  • Ekrem Yavuz
  • Ali İsmet Tekirdağ
  • Engin Odabaş
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s00404-007-0451-0

Cite this article as:
Akbayır, Ö., Güngördük, K., Rafioğlu, G. et al. Arch Gynecol Obstet (2008) 277: 345. doi:10.1007/s00404-007-0451-0

Abstract

Neuroendocrine carcinomas primitive neuroectodermal tumor (PNET) arise from Kulchitsky cells and are frequently seen in gastrointestinal tract and lungs. But they are unusual in gynecology practice. We presented a case of PNET arising in the uterine corpus of a 22-year-old woman. To our knowledge, this is the first description of small-cell carcinoma of the uterine corpus with a pseudocyst formation within the myometrium without endometrial invasion.

Keywords

PNETUterine corpus

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Özgür Akbayır
    • 1
  • Kemal Güngördük
    • 1
    • 3
  • Gülseren Rafioğlu
    • 1
  • Ahmet Gülkılık
    • 1
  • Ekrem Yavuz
    • 2
  • Ali İsmet Tekirdağ
    • 1
  • Engin Odabaş
    • 1
  1. 1.Gynecological Oncology ClinicIstanbul Bakırkoy Woman and Children HospitalIstanbulTurkey
  2. 2.Department of Pathology, Istanbul Faculty of MedicineIstanbul University, CapaIstanbulTurkey
  3. 3.Kartaltepe Mah.Gülbeşeker SokIstanbulTurkey