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[Psammoma bodies in cervical smears (author's transl)].

Authors
  • Schenck, U
  • Clocuh, Y P
  • Degen, K W
Type
Published Article
Journal
Geburtshilfe und Frauenheilkunde
Publication Date
Feb 01, 1982
Volume
42
Issue
2
Pages
127–129
Identifiers
PMID: 6917806
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Two cases with the finding of psammoma bodies in the cervical smear are reported. The first patient was 44 years old and without clinical evidence of disease. A routine Papanicolaou smear showed multiple psammoma bodies either free or surrounded by an epithelium without striking atypia. The cytologic findings were reported as suspicious of ovarian or endometrial adenocarcinoma. Histologically a serous papillary cystadenocarcinoma was found. Three years later there is no sign of recurrence. The second patient was 72 years old and presented pleural and ascitic effusions, with tumour cells of adenocarcinoma. The cervical smear showed psammoma bodies and tumour cells of adenocarcinoma. She died without histological examination.

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