Cervix - Cytology
Normal cells / nonneoplastic findings

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PubMed search: Cilia cervix cytology

Varsha Manucha, M.D.
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Definition / general
  • Almost always implies a benign lesion, such as tubal metaplasia, which may simulate adenocarcinoma in situ (Cytojournal 2007;4:2)
  • Note that the presence of single cells with cilia is insufficient to diagnose tubal metaplasia, according to Bethesda 2001
  • May be associated with endometrioid type of minimal deviation adenocarcinoma of cervix (Am J Surg Pathol 1993;17:660)
Case reports
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