Author(s): Maenaka T, EgawaTakata T, Hisamoto K, Kunishige I, Nishio Y,
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Abstract This case involved a 69-year-old woman who had been taking tamoxifen for 5 years after breast cancer surgery. She was referred to our clinic for endometrial cancer screening when tamoxifen was first prescribed. Subsequently, transvaginal ultrasonography and endometrial cytology were performed every 6 months. Despite these regular examinations, stage IVb papillary serous carcinoma was detected 8 months after the end of tamoxifen administration. Total abdominal hysterectomy was performed, but only a small polyp was seen upon macroscopic examination of the uterus. However, papillary serous carcinoma was found microscopically in almost all lymphovascular spaces in the uterus from the endometrium to the serosa. On the surface of the polyp, only endometrial intraepithelial carcinoma with positive immunostaining for p53 was detected. Chemotherapy, including a platinum compound, was administrated, but unfortunately it was ineffective and the patient died of her disease 14 months after the operation. © 2014 The Authors. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research © 2014 Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
This article was published in J Obstet Gynaecol Res
and referenced in Journal of Clinical Case Reports