Cite this page: Endocervical polyp. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/cervixcytologyendocervpolyp.html. Accessed November 24th, 2017.
- Tridimensional groups of endocervical cells, may show squamous metaplasia, hyperchromasia, mitosis and cellular crowding limited to a few groups of cells only
- Endocervical polyps are prone to ulceration that causes degenerative, reparative and metaplastic changes that can be seen on cytology; these changes may mimic dysplasia or glandular neoplasia
- Benign polyps have no feathering, no nuclear palisading, no chromatin clearing
- Rarely contains metastatic disease (Acta Cytol 1996;40:765)
- Squamous dysplasia, glandular abnormalities