Cite this page: Cytology > Cilia. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/cervixcytologycilia.html. Accessed March 21st, 2018.
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)
- Ciliated adenocarcinoma of cervix (Acta Cytol 2005;49:187)