Specimen consists of a bisected uterus, part of the right broad ligament is still attached. There is
an invasive tumour situated in the cervix, extending up through the lower segment into the uterine
body. The surface of the cervix is completely eroded and ulcerated. Foci of necrosis and
haemorrhage are present. The uterine body is enlarged and there is a moderate degree of induration.
The uterine lumen contains purulent material. Microscopic examination of the tumour showed it
to be an invasive squamous cell carcinoma.
This woman died unexpectedly at the age of 54 years and at postmortem was found to
have a pulmonary embolism. The invasive squamous cell carcinoma of the cervix with secondary
pyometria was undiagnosed at time of death.