Primary Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Endometrium with Ichthyosis Uteri - A Case Report

Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences,2012,2,4,454-457.
Published:November 2012
Type: Case Report
Author(s) affiliations:

Surekha B Hippargi1*, Vijayalaxmi S Patil2, RM Potekar3, Manpreet Kaur4

1Professor, Pathology, BLDEU Shri BM Patil Medical College, Bijapur-586103, Karnataka, India.

2Asst.Professor, Pathology,

3Professor, Pathology

4Professor, OBG


Icthyosis uteri is a rare condition in which the entire surface of endometrium is replaced by stratified squamous epithelium. Primary squamous cell carcinoma of the endometrium (PSCCE) is still rare and its pathogenesis is unclear. Identification of PSCCE and its differentiation from endometrial involvement by squamous cell carcinoma of cervix & endometrioid carcinoma with massive squamous differentiation is essential for correct patient management and it is based on fluhmann criteria. We report a case of a 65-year-old postmenopausal woman satisfying the diagnostic criteria for PSCCE.

Dilated uterine cavity showing irregularly folded & thickened mucosal surface having small gray white nodular growth.