Primary hepatoid adenocarcinoma of the endometrium with a high alphafetoprotein level

Jong Ha Hwang, Seung Hun Song, Young Hye Kim, Bong Kyung Shin, Jae Kwan Lee, Nak Woo Lee, Kyu Wan Lee

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Abstract

Primary hepatoid adenocarcinoma of the endometrium is a rare tumour that is similar to hepatocellular carcinoma histologically. Here, a patient with primary hepatoid carcinoma of the endometrium with a high alphafetoprotein (AFP) level (90,508 ng/mL) is presented in a 75-year-old woman. The pelvic computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging suggested a submucosal leiomyoma with degeneration or endometrial hyperplasia. However, the endometrial biopsy revealed a primary hepatoid carcinoma of the endometrium. The patient underwent a staging laparotomy including a total abdominal hysterectomy, bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy and lymph node sampling with pelvic cytology. The AFP level can be highly elevated in hepatoid carcinoma of the endometrium.

Original languageEnglish
JournalScottish Medical Journal
Volume56
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 May 1

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Keywords

  • Alphafetoprotein
  • Endometrium
  • Hepatoid adenocarcinoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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