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Small cell neuroendocrine carcinoma of the cervix complicated with mental abnormality and refractory hyponatremia: a case report

  • Chao Han1
  • Weimin Kong1,*,
  • Jing Jin1
  • Dan Song1
  • Tingting Liu1

1Department of Gynecological Oncology, Beijing Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China

DOI: 10.12892/ejgo4400.2019 Vol.40,Issue 1,February 2019 pp.160-162

Accepted: 19 September 2017

Published: 10 February 2019

*Corresponding Author(s): Weimin Kong E-mail: kwm1967@sohu.com

Abstract

Small cell carcinoma of the cervix (SCCC) is a rare type of cervical cancer, which has high-degree malignancy, strong invasion, and poor prognosis. It can secrete a variety of hormones because of its particularity. There is a theoretical concern that these hormones do not cause clinical symptoms. However, relatively large studies showed hyponatremia caused by hormones occur in SCCC. Here the authors discuss the clinical course of a 43-year-old woman with SCCC that presented both refractory hyponatremia and neurologic symptoms at the same time. We can attain some experience through the treatment of this patient, that treatment of the primary disease until after the correction of electrolyte disturbances is not proposed. In addition, the complications will alleviate and disappear naturally after treatment of the primary disease.

Keywords

Small cell carcinoma of cervix; Neuroendocrine carcinoma; SIADH

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Chao Han,Weimin Kong,Jing Jin,Dan Song,Tingting Liu. Small cell neuroendocrine carcinoma of the cervix complicated with mental abnormality and refractory hyponatremia: a case report. European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology. 2019. 40(1);160-162.

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