Cervix
Carcinoma
Carcinoid tumor

Author: Branko Perunovic, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 24 April 2017, last major update May 2007

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PubMed Search: Carcinoid tumor cervix


See subtype below: Atypical carcinoid

Cite this page: Carcinoid tumor. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://pathologyoutlines.com/topic/cervixcarcinoidtumor.html. Accessed April 27th, 2017.
Definition / General
  • Rare; in one report, 3 year survival was 12 - 33% (World J Surg 2005;29:92)
  • Neuroendocrine tumors of cervix are classified as carcinoid, atypical carcinoid and neuroendocrine carcinoma (small cell or large cell)
  • Survival may be similar between carcinoid tumors (classic and atypical) and neuroendocrine carcinoma (J Exp Clin Cancer Res 2001;20:327)
Case Reports
Micro Description
  • Resembles carcinoid tumors elsewhere
Micro Images

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Ribbons of tumor cells

Glandular features

Cords and glands of tumor cells



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Small intestine

Positive Stains
  • Neuroendocrine stains show intracytoplasmic endocrine granules but may also represent adenocarcinoma with carcinoid features
Electron Microscopy Description
  • Secretory granules



Atypical carcinoid
Definition / General
  • Carcinoid tumor with cytologic atypia and increased mitotic activity
Case Reports
Differential Diagnosis