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Carcinoma and Other Tumors of the Cervix

Invasive Carcinoma
Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Minimal Deviation Adenocarcinoma
Villoglandular Adenocarcinoma
Other Epithelial Tumors
Mixed Epithelial and Mesenchymal Tumors
Miscellaneous Tumors
Secondary Tumors


The World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes three general categories of invasive carcinoma of the cervix: squamous cell carcinoma, adenocarcinoma, and "other epithelial tumors" (Table 6.1 ) [278]. The "other epithelial tumors" include adenosquamous carcinoma, adenoid basal cell carcinoma, adenoid cystic carcinomas, as well as neuroendocrine tumors and undifferentiated carcinoma (Table 6.1 ) [278]. The relative frequency of these different tumor types varies between studies; in general, squamous cell carcinoma is the most common histologic subtype accounting for 70-80% of invasive carcinomas. Adenocarcinoma and adenosquamous carcinoma comprise 10-15% of all cases, and all others 10-15% [45,