Hematologic Neoplasms and Selected Tumor-Like Lesions Involving the Female Reproductive Organs

Abstract

A variety of hematologic neoplasms involves the female reproductive organs, including a number of different types of lymphomas and lymphoid leukemias, myeloid sarcomas and myeloid leukemias, and rare histiocytic neoplasms. When the female reproductive organs are affected by one of these disorders in the setting of widespread disease, the diagnosis is usually straightforward, but in the uncommon instance in which the female genital tract is the presenting site of a hematologic neoplasm, diagnosis may be problematic, and special problems in differential diagnosis may arise.

From the James Homer Wright Pathology Laboratories of the Massachusetts General Hospital and the Department of Pathology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA