Malignant Warty Lesion at Cervix in Asymptomatic Postmenopausal Woman- A Case Report QD01-QD03
Phulwarisharif, Patna, Bihar, India.
Verrucous carcinoma is a rare variant of cervical carcinoma, usually occurs in postmenopausal group. Aetiology is still not understood but it is thought to be associated with chronic irritation and inflammation. Histological diagnosis is usually difficult since the pathologic findings may be benign especially if biopsy specimen contains only surface epithelium. Prognosis of this histological subtype is better compared to the well-differentiated Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC) of cervix. Author present a case of verrucous carcinoma where patient came for routine check-up and on pelvic examination; cervix was replaced by friable, cauliflower like warty growth, clinically staged as stage 1B. Punch biopsy was taken from the growth and it reported benign pathology but due to high index of suspicion, repeat biopsy was taken and second histopathology also reported benign pathology. Contrast Enhanced Computed Tomography (CECT) whole abdomen was advised as clinical picture and Histopathological Examination (HPE) was not matching. CECT reported mass confined to the cervix, features consistent with carcinoma cervix. So, the patient underwent radical hysterectomy with pelvic lymphadenectomy. Final histopathology reported verrucous carcinoma of cervix. Patient is under regular follow-up and free of disease since 1 year.