Journal of Cancer Cervix Eradication
Volume: 2(2), December 2018, Pages: 7-12
Neuroendocrine carcinoma cervix (NECC) – A case report
Received 6 Sep 2018; Accepted 1 Oct 2018;
Available online 30 December 2018
Neuroendocrine carcinoma of cervix(NECC) are rare neoplasias involving the cervix with a reported incidence of 1 – 1.41%. We present one such case of a 69 year old lady who presented to our centre with complaints of post-menopausal bleeding per vagina. She was clinically diagnosed to have a stage IB1 carcinoma cervix and was operated on. She underwent a Type II radical hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo- oophorectomy and bilateral pelvic lymphadenectomy. Histopathologically, it was diagnosed to be NECC- small cell type pT1bN0M0. She was then lost to follow up and on recall , patient had expired 7 months after surgery. Thus, our case re-emphasises the fact that these tumors are known to have a poor prognosis with an aggressive behaviour and unclear evidence-based recommendations for management. Hence, we report this case for information and pertinent discussion.
Neuroendocrine., Carcinoma cervix., Lymphadenectomy Histopathologically