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Case Reports in Oncological Medicine
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 683103, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/683103
Case Report

Papillary Serous Carcinoma of the Uterine Cervix with Lung Metastasis

1Department of Internal Medicine, Saint Joseph Hospital, 2900 North Lake Shore, Chicago, IL 60657, USA
2Department of Medicine, Agha Khan University, Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan

Received 2 January 2014; Accepted 22 January 2014; Published 4 March 2014

Academic Editors: K. Jamil and S. Ohno

Copyright © 2014 Maliha Khan et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Papillary serous carcinoma of the uterine cervix is a rare histological variant of cervical adenocarcinoma, with a very small number of cases reported. It is an aggressive tumor and is usually diagnosed at advanced stages by the time of diagnosis. Early-stage tumors can be treated with surgery and/or radiotherapy, while late-stage tumors have been treated with chemotherapy plus radical surgery with intermittent success. Here we report a case of metastatic papillary serous carcinoma observed at our hospital, which has been treated with debulking surgery and combination chemotherapy with carboplatin and paclitaxel.