48. Carcinoma of the cervix

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Organ: Cervix, uterus, fallopian tubes


A large mass originating from the cervix is infiltrating the nearby soft tissue. Tumor cells have invaded lymphatic vessels, causing lymphangitis on the peritoneal surface of the uterus. Metastatic lymph nodes are visible. The right (?) fallopian tube is severely dilated (hydrosalpinx)

Diagnosis: Cervical carcinoma

Risk factors:

  • HPV (especially types 16 and 18)


The majority of cervical carcinomas are squamous cell carcinomas and originate at the squamocolumnar junction after an HPV infection. Adenocarcinoma is the second most common type of cervical carcinoma.

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