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Korean Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2002;45(10):1852-1855.
Published online October 1, 2002.
A Case of Clear Cell Carcinoma of Endometrium.
Hwa Kyung Jung, Hyun Jun Jee, Min Jeong Oh, Ho Suk Saw, Yong Kyun Park, Soo Yong Chough, Jun Young Hur
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Korea University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Abstract
Clear cell carcinoma of the endometrium is a relatively rare malignancy that is considered to be one of the most aggressive types of endometrial carcinoma. It is an infrequent variant sharing a common Mullerian origin, accounting for 1 to 5 percent of all endometrial cancers. Histologically, these tumors consists of hobnail cells which have translucent or slightly eosinophilic cytoplasm and protrude to lumen of gland. These tumors occur predominantly in postmenopausal women and carry a relatively unfavorable prognosis comparing with other histologic types of endometrial cancer. We experienced a case of clear cell carcinoma of endometrium in a 81-year old women and this case is presented with a brief review of the literaturs.
Key Words: Clear cell carcinoma of endometrium, poor prognosis


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