Primary squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the pelvic retroperitoneum is very rare. We present a primary SCC of the pelvic retroperitoneum, which to our knowledge is the second case described. In this case, a heterogenous mass with irregular cystic echoes located at the left pelvic cavity was examined in a 44-year-old female patient. Final pathological studies proved it to be a SCC. The patient received radical abdominal hysterectomy and left distal ureterectomy. Concurrent chemo-radiation therapy was given after surgery. The patient was followed up for 4 years without any recurrence. In conclusion, it is difficult to find an optimum therapeutic modality for such rare cases. Our report suggests that surgical excision combined with concurrent chemo-radiotherapy is an effective option for the treatment of this tumor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)304-306
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Experimental and Clinical Medicine
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2011


  • Concurrent chemo-radiation
  • Primary retroperitoneal squamous cell carcinoma
  • Radical hysterectomy
  • Squamous metaplasia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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