Keratinizing squamous cell carcinoma of the cervix in a sexually inexperienced woman: A case report

I. Te Wang, Wen Chang Ching, Long Tang Wen, Yu Chen Wei, Wei-Min Liu

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Even though cervical cancer is largely considered to be a sexually transmitted disease with a viral etiology, other modes of transmission are theoretically possible. CASE: A 38-year-old woman with cervical squamous cell carcinoma adamantly denied having ever had sexual intercourse due to personal, religious and cultural beliefs. CONCLUSION: Because the human papillomavirus may be spread via nonsexual means, Pap smear screening in sexually active and inexperienced women is important.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)745-746
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Reproductive Medicine for the Obstetrician and Gynecologist
Volume51
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2006

Keywords

  • Cervical cancer
  • Human papillomavirus
  • Papanicolaou smear

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Reproductive Medicine

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