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WHO Classification of Tumours
Glassy cell carcinoma
Cervix uteri


Definition

Glassy cell carcinoma is an uncommon, poorly differentiated, rapidly growing variant of adenosquamous carcinoma . The tumour is composed of large atypical cells with glassy cytoplasm.
Glassy cell carcinoma arises in younger women than other types of carcinoma. Distant metastases are frequent, the prognosis is poor. The tumour responds poorly to conventional treatment; however, chemotherapy may be promising

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Mikami M, Ezawa S, Sakaiya N, Komuro Y, Tei C, Fukuchi T, Mukai M (2000)
Response of glassy-cell carcinoma of the cervix to cisplatin, epirubicin, and mitomycin C.
Lancet 355: 1159-60




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Tavassoli FA, Devilee P (Eds.)
World Health Organization Classification of Tumours. Pathology and Genetics of Tumours of the Breast and Female Genital Organs.
3rd Edition
IARC Press: Lyon 2003



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