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Metastatic Pattern of Spread of Cervical Cancer  adult

Introduction: Cancer of the cervix is most commonly squamous cell carcinoma, but there is a minority of adenocarcinoma as well.

Prevalence: Uncommon Metastasis Frequency: Uncommon

Gynecol Oncol. 1989 Jun;33(3):340-3. PMID: 2722061

Primary Tumor:

Sorry, no description has been written for the primary tumor.

Known Metastatic Locations:

SiteFrequencyCharacteristics Comments
Local Lymph Nodes Common retroperitoneal and para-aortic
Uterus Common local invasion
Vagina Common local invasion
Ureter Common
Bladder Common local invasion
Ovary Common
Distant Lymph Nodes Uncommon para-tracheal
Rectum Uncommon local invasion
Adrenal Glands Uncommon seen exclusively in adenocarcinoma
Liver Uncommon
Lung Parenchyma UncommonCavitary, Nodule SCC lung metastases can cavitate
Colon Rare
Peritoneum RareAscites more commonly produces ascites than frank peritoneal involvement
Omentum Rare
Small Intestine Rare
Bone RareLytic
Pleura RareEffusion effusion more common than frank pleural involvement
Gallbladder Very Rare
Kidney Very Rare
Pancreas Very Rare
Spleen Very Rare
Stomach Very Rare
Brain Very Rare
Skin (Cutaneous and Subcutaneous) Very Rare