Cervix - Cytology
Benign / nonneoplastic lesions

Author: Marilin Rosa, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 17 April 2017, last major update June 2011

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PubMed search: Cervix Cytology Endometriosis

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Cytology description
  • Endometrial type cells in solid and cohesive clusters (may be tridimensional) with crowded, overlapping glandular groups, loss of cellular polarity and a frequent ragged "feathered" edge appearance with protruding nuclei ( Diagn Cytopathol 2004;30:88)
  • Also hemosiderin laden macrophages and sometimes spindle stromal cells
  • No pseudostratified cell strips (Diagn Cytopathol 1999;21:188)
Positive stains