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WHO Classification of Tumours
Small cell neuroendocrine carcinoma
Cervix uteri


A neuroendocrine carcinoma composed of small malignant cells which histologically often resemble "oat cells". Clinically, this is often a rapidly growing cancer that spreads to distant sites early.

Cervical small cell carcinoma is rare. Squamous or glandular differentiation may be observed. The tumour is aggressive and has a tendency to rapid recurrence. Mortality is high

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Abeler VM, Holm R, Nesland JM, Kjorstad KE (1994)
Small cell carcinoma of the cervix. A clinicopathologic study of 26 patients.
Cancer 73: 672-7

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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