Endometrial adenocarcinoma in pregnancy

Ayhan A., GÜNALP G. S., Karaer C., Gokoz A., Oz U.

Gynecologic Oncology, vol.75, no.2, pp.298-299, 1999 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 75 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Doi Number: 10.1006/gyno.1999.5576
  • Journal Name: Gynecologic Oncology
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.298-299
  • Keywords: Endometrial adenocarcinoma, Pregnancy
  • Lokman Hekim University Affiliated: No


Objective. The coexistence of endometrial adenocarcinoma and pregnancy is rare. Most cases are discovered in the first trimester due to irregular bleeding or spontaneous abortion. Case. A 44-year-old woman, gravida 3, para 2, was admitted due to abnormal vaginal bleeding. After complete history, physical examination, and laboratory evaluation, she was diagnosed with spontaneous abortion and underwent a suction curettage. Pathological examination of the tissue included chorionic villi and an area of atypical hyperplasia and endometrial cancer. Conclusion. Recent association between first-trimester spontaneous abortions and subsequent endometrial cancer makes these rare cases of concurrent endometrial cancer and first trimester of pregnancy attractive in that they may disclose insights into the pathophysiology of hormone-dependent cancers.