Cervix
Inflammation of cervix
Chronic cervicitis

Author: Branko Perunovic, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 31 March 2017, last major update May 2007

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Definition / general
  • Found in almost all women (see normal histology)
  • Depending on etiology, may cause endometritis, salpingitis, pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) or chorioamnionitis
  • Organisms of concern are gonococci, Chlamydia, Mycoplasma, HSV
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Affects squamocolumnar junction and endocervix
  • Produces intercellular edema (spongiosis), submucosal edema, mononuclear inflammation, fibrosis
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Chronic cervicitis

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Ectocervicitis

Endocervicitis

Cytology description