Epithelioid glomus tumor of the uterine cervix: A case report and review

Jason T. Aynardi, Sarah H. Kim, Julieta E. Barroeta

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Herein, we report a case of epithelioid glomus tumor involving the uterine cervix. A 67-yr-old woman with a long-standing history of cervical dysplasia underwent cervical conization. In addition to the patient's high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion, histologic examination demonstrated an incidental, 0.2-cm glomus tumor in the cervical submucosa. The tumor was composed of bland epithelioid cells in scattered nests closely associated with small-caliber blood vessels. Immunohistochemically, the tumor cells were diffusely positive for smooth muscle actin and caldesmon and only focally positive for desmin and CD34. To our knowledge, only 2 similar case reports exist in the literature. The present case is the first cervical case seen with epithelioid features and in association with cervical dysplasia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)275-278
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Gynecological Pathology
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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