Primary malignant lymphoma of the cervix in pregnancy: A case report

Peng Hui Wang, Kuan Chong Chao, Grace Lin, Hsiang Tai Chao, Chiou Chung Yuan, Heung Tat Ng

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Malignant lymphoma arising from the uterine cervix is a very rare entity. Only two such patients have been reported as pregnant at the time of the diagnosis. CASE: A 35-year-old woman (negative Pap smear at antenatal clinics) was referred because of the accidental finding of a huge cervical mass during labor. The patient underwent cesarean section because of arrest of cervical dilatation and persistent floating of the fetal head. The final diagnosis of this cervical mass was malignant lymphoma, low grade B cell, after radical abdominal hysterectomy. CONCLUSION: Although labor obstructed by a tumor of the pelvic organs is a relatively rare event and the majority of cases are benign leiomyomas of the uterus or cervix, the risk of pelvic malignancies should be considered. Bimanual examination and pelvic ultrasound and/or color Doppler ultrasound should be applied without hesitancy in any uncertain situation during pregnancy or labor.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)630-632
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Reproductive Medicine for the Obstetrician and Gynecologist
Volume44
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1 1999

Keywords

  • B-cell lymphoma
  • Cervix neoplasms
  • Labor complications

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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