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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

Abstract

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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