Recurrence of endometrial adenocarcinoma in a prior Bartholin's cyst marsupialization incision

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  • Background.: Endometrial cancer recurrences in surgical incisions are rare and thought to be due to seeding of the area with microscopic disease at the time of original surgery. Case.: A 53-year-old woman underwent a dual procedure of a marsupialization of a benign bartholin's cyst with a hysteroscopic dilation and curettage for postmenopausal bleeding and received the diagnosis of endometrial adenocarcinoma. Final pathology from subsequent hysterectomy and staging procedure demonstrated a surgical Stage IB Grade 1 endometrial cancer. An isolated recurrence of disease in her marsupialization scar was discovered 10¬†months after her staging procedure. Conclusion.: This case represents the only described endometrial cancer recurrence in a Bartholin's gland which was contaminated at the time of the original hysteroscopy and dilation and curettage. ¬© 2006 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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  • Ray K; Rocconi RP; Novak L; Straughn JM
  • Start Page

  • 749
  • End Page

  • 751
  • Volume

  • 103
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  • 2