Minimal deviation adenocarcinoma (MDA) is a very rare variant of cervical adenocarcinoma, this pathological entity is composed of mucinous very-well-differentiated glands deeply invading cervical stroma, and often surrounded by a desmoplastic reaction. Despite its benign histological appearance, MDA is typically characterized by aggressive clinical behavior and by relevant difficulties in achieving a final diagnosis. Moreover, the intrinsic chemotherapy resistance, as well as the frequent failure of radiotherapy approaches has raised the need to investigate the efficacy of multimodal strategies for the treatment of MDA patients. Here, we report a case of locally advanced MDA of the uterine cervix in a very young woman, who was successfully treated with concomitant chemoradiation followed by radical surgery. Copyright © 2011 S. Karger AG, Basel.
A complete pathological response to treatment in a young patient with locally advanced minimal deviationadenocarcinoma of the uterine cervix undergoing chemoradiation followed by radical surgery / Ferrandina, G.; Carbone, A.; Macchia, G.; Petrillo, M.; Lucidi, A.; Morganti, A. G.. - In: GYNECOLOGIC AND OBSTETRIC INVESTIGATION. - ISSN 0378-7346. - 72:2(2011), pp. 141-144. [10.1159/000327938]