Endometrial large-cell neuroendocrine carcinoma admixed with a high-grade serous (HGS) adenocarcinoma is extremely rare with only one reported case in the literature. We present the second reported case in a 47-year-old woman who presented with abdominal pain, distension and loss of weight. On examination she had a fixed pelvic mass and vascular left vaginal mass. Imaging confirmed a 13 cm solid cystic rectouterine pelvic mass, omental disease and retroperitoneal lymphadenopathy. She underwent a modified posterior exenteration, partial posterior vaginectomy, omentectomy and Hartmanns procedure with suboptimal debulking. Histopathology revealed a stage 4B mixed carcinoma with large cell neuroendocrine (70%) and HGS carcinoma (30%). Eight cycles of adjuvant cisplatin and paclitaxel were given with a complete radiological and biochemical response after 7 months. Unfortunately, she developed widespread recurrence at 9 month and was offered second line chemotherapy.
- obstetrics and gynaecology
- gynecological cancer
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Contributors LEH drafted the manuscript. ZC provided the histopathology images and revised the manuscript. KW revised the manuscript. CA revised the manuscript.
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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