Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor of the Cervix Uteri: A Case Report

Wahda Taib Mohammed Al-Nueimy, Sahba Mazin Mahmood

Abstract


Objective: peripheral Primitive neuroectodermal tumor of the cervix uteri is extremely rare, and to the best of our knowledge between 1987 and 2011 only ten cases were described in the English literatures.

Case presentation: A 27-year – old Iraqi woman who presented to AL-Butool Maternity Teaching Hospital in Eastern Mosul with history of obstructed labour due to presence of mass in the cervix. A caesarean section was performed; a big mass was noticed in the cervix, incisional biopsy was taken. It is characterized histologically by small round blue cell tumor which was confirmed by immunohistochemistry as primitive neuroectodermal tumor of the cervix uteri.

Conclusion: According to current knowledge, primitive neuroectodermal tumors belong to the Ewings sarcoma family. An immunohistochemistry plays an important role in confirming the diagnosis of Ewing s sarcoma by excluding other common types of sarcoma which occur in the cervix uteri.

Keywords


primitive neuroectodermal tumor of the cervix uteri, immunohistochemistry, CD99, NSE.

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