Glassy cell carcinoma of the cervix
|Glassy cell carcinoma of the cervix|
|Micrograph of a glassy cell carcinoma of the cervix. H&E stain.|
Glassy cell carcinoma of the cervix, also glassy cell carcinoma, is a rare aggressive malignant tumour of the uterine cervix. The tumour gets its name from its microscopic appearance; its cytoplasm has a glass-like appearance.
Signs and symptoms
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The diagnosis is based on tissue examination, e.g. biopsy.
Under the microscope, glassy cell carcinoma tumours are composed of cells with a glass-like cytoplasm, typically associated with an inflammatory infiltrate abundant in eosinophils and very mitotically active. PAS staining highlights the plasma membrane.
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