Clear Cell Adenocarcinoma of the Endocervix in a 7-year-old Child

Marta Francis Benevides Rehme Mauro Fernando Kürten Ihlenfeld Ana Carolina Silva Chuery About the authors

Clear cell adenocarcinoma of the vagina and cervix is a rare disease associated commonly with the use of diethylstilbestrol (DES) during pregnancy. The most commom complaint is irregular vaginal bleeding, which could be confused with vaginitis in children and abnormalities in the hypothalamic-pituitary axis in adolescents. We report a case of clear cell adenocarcinoma of the endocervix in a 7-year-old child who was attended at the Children and Adolescent Gynecology Sector, and we call attention to the diagnosis of genital cancer which, in spite of its rarity at this age, must be considered in children with genital bleeding.

Uterine cervix; Vaginal cancer; Carcinoma; Childhood and adolescence

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