Morphology of the spleen in women who died of metastatic genital tract cancer

@article{Syrjnen1980MorphologyOT,
  title={Morphology of the spleen in women who died of metastatic genital tract cancer},
  author={Kari Juhani Syrj{\"a}nen},
  journal={Archives of gynecology},
  year={1980},
  volume={230},
  pages={33-40}
}
The histology of the white pulp of the spleen was assessed in 56 women who died of metastatic genital tract cancer and in 56 age-matched women who died of a myocardial infarction or a stroke. Special attention was paid to the areas associated with T cells and B cells. The T-cell and B-cell areas were profoundly depleted in patients with carcinoma. This suggests that women who die of genital tract cancer have impaired humoral and cell-mediated immunity.