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Giant Polyp of Uterine Cervix: A Case Report and Brief Literature Review

Kuniaki Ota, Yasunori Sato, and Satoru Shiraishi

Cervical polyps are most commonly seen in the female with uterine bleeding. On the other hand, giant cervical polyps with a size greater than 4 cm are rare and until now only several cases have been described in literature. The size and the clinical presentation can mimic a cervical neoplasia. The management is surgical and can be conservative regarding to the benign pathological feature of this entity. We report the case of a giant cervical polyp of 12.0 cm which was protruding from the external cervical os and that developed spontaneously in a multiparous 48-year-old woman who clinically presented vaginal bleeding. Colposcopic examination showed a mass originating from posterior lip of external cervical os. On MRI, there was the appearance of multicystic lesion with an inner solid component. We performed that the lesion was resected by the ultrasonic harmonic scalpel. The histological examination showed benign polyp. At 10 months’ follow-up, there was no recurrence seen after surgery. Although carcinomatous change occurs in 1.7% of cervical polyps, malignant degeneration did not occur in the previous reported cases. The diagnosis, management and outcome of this rare entity had been reviewed according to the literature.