Rare Primary Adenocarcinoma of the Broad Ligament: Report of Two Cases and a Literature Review

Ai Miyoshi, Takashi Miyatake, Takeya Hara, Shinnosuke Komiya, Naoko Komura, Asuka Tanaka, Serika Kanao, Masumi Takeda, Mayuko Mimura, Masaaki Nagamatsu, Masaru Yamasaki, Takeshi Yokoi

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Abstract

Malignant primary tumors arising in the uterine broad ligament are extremely rare, and only 26 cases have been reported to date. We describe 2 new cases of primary adenocarcinoma of the broad ligament, and we review the previous literature on such rare tumors. In Case 1, a 71-year-old woman presented with a 2-month history of increased yellow vaginal discharge and lower abdominal pain during bowel movement. Transvaginal sonography revealed a 6.5 cm mass located on the dorsum of the uterus and a 7.0 cm mass (with cystic and solid parts) near the right adnexa. We postoperatively diagnosed the mass as a high-grade serous carcinoma of the broad ligament (pT3cNXM0). The patient is currently receiving adjuvant chemotherapy with paclitaxel and carboplatin. In Case 2, during a complete medical checkup a 43-year-old woman was found to have a pelvic mass indicative of leiomyoma. Transvaginal sonography revealed a 3.8 cm mass located on the dorsum of the uterus. Following surgery, we diagnosed the mass as a clear cell adenocarcinoma of the broad ligament (pT2bN1M0). This patient is also now receiving adjuvant chemotherapy with paclitaxel and carboplatin.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)436-442
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Surgical Pathology
Volume24
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-08-2016
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Anatomy
  • Surgery
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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