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American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2016, 4(2), 51-54
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-4-2-5
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Primary Signet-ring Cell Carcinoma of the Uterine Corpus: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

Shivali P. Marketkar1, Taslima Hossain1, W. Dwayne Lawrence1 and M. Ruhul Quddus1,

1Department of Pathology, Women & Infants Hospital/Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI 02905

Pub. Date: February 27, 2016

Cite this paper:
Shivali P. Marketkar, Taslima Hossain, W. Dwayne Lawrence and M. Ruhul Quddus. Primary Signet-ring Cell Carcinoma of the Uterine Corpus: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2016; 4(2):51-54. doi: 10.12691/ajmcr-4-2-5


Pure signet-ring cell carcinomas of the uterine corpus usually raise the suspicion for a metastatic tumor from other primary sites, e.g., breast or the gastrointestinal tract. And if primary in the uterus, it is more commonly of uterine cervical origin with secondary involvement of the corpus. In general, pure mucinous carcinoma of the endometrium is rare and pure signet-ring cell carcinoma, a form of mucinous carcinoma, is even rarer. Only sparse case reports of primary mucinous adenocarcinoma of the uterine corpus with signet-ring cell features have been described in literature. We report here a case of pure mucinous signet-ring cell carcinoma of the uterine corpus in a 63 year-old morbidly obese woman.

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