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An alpha-fetoprotein-producing hepatoid adenocarcinoma of the endometrium

An alpha-fetoprotein-producing hepatoid adenocarcinoma of the endometrium

Gynecologic Oncology 83(2): 418-421

Background. Hepatoid adenocarcinomas are tumors that arise outside the liver but resemble hepatic tissue and produce alpha-fetoprotein. These neoplasms have been described in many locations, including the lung, gastrointestinal tract, and urogenital tract, and have been associated with a poor prognosis. Two previously reported cases of hepatoid adenocarcinoma of the endometrium described aggressive tumors that were unresponsive to multiple forms of therapy. Case. We report a case of an alpha-fetoprotein-producing hepatoid adenocarcinoma of the endometrium that was successfully treated with surgery and adjuvant chemotherapy. Conclusion. Eight years after therapy, the patient is alive with no evidence of disease, suggesting that cytoxan, adriamycin, and cis-platinum are active agents in this unusual entity.

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PMID: 11606109

DOI: 10.1006/gyno.2001.6383

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