Benign / non-neoplastic lesions
Decidual reaction in cervix
Reviewer: Marilin Rosa, M.D., University of Florida (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 10 June 2011, last major update June 2011
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● Identified cytologically in 1/3 of patients with histologically confirmed decidual reaction (Acta Cytol 1981;25:616)
● Clinical history of pregnancy is important to avoid misdiagnosis of dysplasia
● Cells occur in aggregates or singly, have abundant cytoplasm, marked nuclear enlargement with finely granular chromatin and prominent nucleoli
● Cell size is similar to mature squamous cells
Decidual reaction - not necessarily cervix
● Repair, SIL, adenocarcinoma
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