A rare case of primary lung adenocarcinoma detected by routine liquid-based cervical cytology

A. M. Khan, V. R. Jain, K. Schlesinger, P. Mahadevia, M. Haigentz, A. R. Berman

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Cervical cytology is mainly used for the screening and detection of early cervical cancers and its precursors. Rarely, detection of malignant cells in cervical cytology specimens is the first manifestation of an extrauterine (EU) malignancy. We report a case of a 49-year-old female in which adenocarcinoma initially diagnosed on routine, liquid-based cervical cytology led to the detection of a primary lung cancer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)282-285
Number of pages4
JournalLung Cancer
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2007



  • Carcinoma
  • Cervix
  • Cytology
  • Extrauterine (EU)
  • Liquid smear
  • Lung
  • Metastatic
  • Pap (Papanicolaou)
  • Primary

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cancer Research

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