Endometrial carcinomas producing α-fetoprotein (AFP) are extremely rare. We report a case of AFP-producing, Grade 2 endometrioid adenocarcinoma without an obvious hepatoid component. A 59-year-old multiparous woman presented with abdominal swelling. The serum level of AFP was 1292.8 ng/ml. Magnetic resonance images of the pelvis showed a markedly enlarged uterus, with a tumor growing exophytically within the endometrial cavity. Total abdominal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy were performed. The histopathological examination demonstrated a Stage IIA, Grade 2 endometrioid adenocarcinoma without an obvious hepatoid component. The endometrioid adenocarcinoma cells were partly positive for AFP immunoreactivity. The patient received adjuvant chemotherapy and was disease-free 60 months after the operation. This case confirms the existence of AFP-producing endometrioid adenocarcinomas without hepatoid features.
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 2010|
- Endometrial adenocarcinoma
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cancer Research