Inflammation of cervix

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

Revised: 19 October 2017, last major update May 2007

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PubMed Search: CMV cervix
Cite this page: CMV. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/cervixcmv.html. Accessed July 19th, 2018.
Definition / general
Case reports
  • No treatment in healthy people
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Large, basophilic intranuclear inclusions or intracytoplasmic eosinophilic inclusions in occasional endocervical glandular epithelial cells
  • Inclusions also in endothelial and stromal cells but not squamous cells
  • Associated with fibrin thrombi, dense acute inflammatory infiltrate, lymphoid follicles, vacuoles in glandular cells, reactive changes in glandular epithelial cells
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Intracytoplasmic inclusions #1 (endocervical cells)

#2 (endothelial cells)

CMV+ glands and stroma

Associated acute inflammatory infiltrate

Intracytoplasmic vacuoles
within endocervical
glandular cells

Fibrin thrombi within small vessels


Lung #1 - Giemsa stain



Site unknown

Cytology description
  • Involvement of glandular and squamous cells
  • Cellular enlargement, nuclear enlargement and large nuclear inclusion surrounded by a halo "owl’s eye"
  • Occasionally smaller nuclear or cytoplasmic inclusions