glassy cell carcinoma

glassy cell carcinoma

A malignancy that comprises 1.2% of primary cervical cancers; it is an aggressive, poorly differentiated adenosquamous carcinoma, and arises in subcylindric reserve cells.

Clinical findings
Glassy cell carcinomas affect younger women than those affected by more common cervical carcinoma, and are often associated with pregnancy.

Prognosis
Poor; 5-year survival: 25%.
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Glassy cell carcinoma (GCC) was originally described in the cervix by Glucksmann and Cherry[1] in 1956, and it was considered to be an aggressive tumor and highly resistant to radiation therapy.
Glassy cell carcinoma is a rare neoplasm that occurs in various sites, such as the cervix, endometrium, fallopian tubes, and colon, with the uterine cervix being the most frequent location.
Glassy cell carcinoma of the endometrium responsive to megestrol acetate.
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Glassy cell carcinoma of the fallopian tube: a case report.