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Abstract

Primary neuroendocrine tumours of the cervix are extremely rare, with an incidence of only 0.5–1%; as such, these entities can present a clinical and diagnostic challenge. Small-cell neuroendocrine carcinomas of the cervix are highly aggressive tumours that have a tendency to metastasise. We report a 44-year-old woman who presented to the Gynaecology Clinic of the Employees State Insurance Corporation Medical College & Hospital, Faridabad, India, in 2016 with menorrhagia. Based on a clinical examination, she was provisionally diagnosed with a cervical fibroid. However, a biopsy revealed features of a small-cell neuroendocrine carcinoma of the cervix which was subsequently confirmed via immunohistochemistry. An accurate diagnosis of a neuroendocrine carcinoma is vital as it forms the basis for treatment decisions as well as informing predictions for long-term survival.

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Neuroendocrine Tumors Small Cell Carcinoma Cervix Menorrhagia Fibroid Tumor Case Report India.

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Pujani, M., Singh, K., Chauhan, V., Chawla, R., & Ahuja, R. (2018). Small-Cell Neuroendocrine Carcinoma of the Cervix Masquerading as a Cervical Fibroid: Report of a rare entity. Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal [SQUMJ], 18(1), e100–103. https://doi.org/10.18295/squmj.2018.18.01.017