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Multisystem sarcoidosis and carcinoma of the uterine cervix: An unusual association
  1. C. Alliot1,
  2. M. Barrios2 and
  3. C. Desplechain3
  1. 1 Department of Internal Medicine, General Hospital of Ussel, Ussel;
  2. 2 Laboratory of Biochemistry, Avicenne University Hospital, Bobigney; and
  3. 3 Institute of Pathology, Clermont-Ferrand, France
  1. Address correspondence and reprint requests to: Dr C. Alliot, 8 rue du Chablais, 74100 ANNEMASSE FRANCE. E-mail:: chiab{at}


Abstract. Alliot C, Barrios M, Desplechain C. Multisystem sarcoidosis and carcinoma of the uterine cervix: An unusual association.

Sarcoidosis malignancy syndrome is a rare phenomenon which remains controversial. We report here the case of a 46-year-old woman presenting with multisystem sarcoidosis 12 months after the completion of combined treatment for stage III squamous cell carcinoma of the uterine cervix; at the time she was still in complete remission of the tumor. The outcome was rapidly favorable under oral corticosteroid therapy. The time interval between the two illnesses as well as patient's age strongly suggest a relationship. Possible pathophysiologic mechanisms and the literature regarding uterine tumors are briefly reviewed.

  • cervix neoplasms
  • sarcoidosis
  • squamous cell carcinoma

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