Mature teratoma of the uterine cervix with pulmonary differentiation

Andras Khoor, M. V. Fleming, C. A. Purcell, J. D. Seidman, A. H. Ashton, D. L. Weaver

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Abstract

Teratomas of the uterus are very rare, and a uterine teratoma with pulmonary differentiation has not, to our knowledge, been described previously. In this article, we report such a case in a 33-year-old woman, who presented with heavy vaginal bleeding and a polypoid mass of the uterine cervix. The cervical lesion was composed entirely of mature lung tissue, including bronchial, bronchiolar, and alveolar structures. The presence of well-differentiated respiratory epithelial cells, ie, Clara cells and alveolar type II cells, is confirmed by immunohistochemistry. The patient had no history of dilatation and curettage; therefore, implantation of fetal tissue could be excluded from the differential diagnoses. Since this is a newly developed mass in an adult individual, we favor a neoplastic process over heterotopia and interpret the lesion as unilateral lung development in an extragonadal mature teratoma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)848-850
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Volume119
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes

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Teratoma
Cervix Uteri
Lung
Alveolar Epithelial Cells
Neoplastic Processes
Dilatation and Curettage
Uterine Hemorrhage
Uterus
Fetus
Differential Diagnosis
Epithelial Cells
Immunohistochemistry

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  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Medical Laboratory Technology

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Khoor, A., Fleming, M. V., Purcell, C. A., Seidman, J. D., Ashton, A. H., & Weaver, D. L. (1995). Mature teratoma of the uterine cervix with pulmonary differentiation. Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, 119(9), 848-850.

Mature teratoma of the uterine cervix with pulmonary differentiation. / Khoor, Andras; Fleming, M. V.; Purcell, C. A.; Seidman, J. D.; Ashton, A. H.; Weaver, D. L.

In: Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Vol. 119, No. 9, 1995, p. 848-850.

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Khoor, A, Fleming, MV, Purcell, CA, Seidman, JD, Ashton, AH & Weaver, DL 1995, 'Mature teratoma of the uterine cervix with pulmonary differentiation', Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, vol. 119, no. 9, pp. 848-850.
Khoor A, Fleming MV, Purcell CA, Seidman JD, Ashton AH, Weaver DL. Mature teratoma of the uterine cervix with pulmonary differentiation. Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. 1995;119(9):848-850.
Khoor, Andras ; Fleming, M. V. ; Purcell, C. A. ; Seidman, J. D. ; Ashton, A. H. ; Weaver, D. L. / Mature teratoma of the uterine cervix with pulmonary differentiation. In: Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. 1995 ; Vol. 119, No. 9. pp. 848-850.
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