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Triple synchronous tumour of female genital tract: cervical squamous cell carcinoma, right ovarian dermoid cyst and left ovarian benign Brenner tumour
  1. Amit Kumar Adhya1 and
  2. Ranjan Mohanty2
  1. 1 Pathology and Lab Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar, India
  2. 2 Surgical Oncology, Kalinga Hospital Ltd, Bhubaneswar, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Amit Kumar Adhya, drakadhya{at}


Synchronous tumours of two different histological type are not uncommon in the female genital tract. But triple synchronous tumours of three or more different histological types is extremely rare. We describe a case of a 48-year-old female patient who presented with cervical growth and bilateral ovarian masses. Pathological evaluation of the surgical specimen revealed synchronous cervical squamous cell carcinoma, right ovarian dermoid cyst and left ovarian benign Brenner tumour. The patient was treated as per the carcinoma cervix protocol and is disease free at 1-year follow-up. To our knowledge this is the first report of such an occurrence. This occurrence cannot be related to any known hereditary syndromes, hence may be considered a chance association. Although rare, awareness of such an occurrence is important for the surgeon, radiologist and the surgical pathologist for proper diagnosis and management.

  • obstetrics and gynaecology
  • cervical cancer
  • gynaecological cancer
  • pathology
  • surgical oncology

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  • Contributors AKA was involved in acquisition of data, analysing it and drafting the article and revising it critically for important intellectual content. RM was involved in treating the patient, providing the data, literature search and drafting the article. The authors agree to be accountable for the article and to ensure that all questions regarding the accuracy or integrity of the article were investigated and resolved.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

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  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

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