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Cervix-Cytology

Benign / non-neoplastic lesions

Endometriosis


Reviewer: Marilin Rosa, M.D., University of Florida (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 10 June 2011, last major update June 2011
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Cytology description
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● 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)

Cytology images
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Endometriosis

Positive stains
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● CD10; reticulin surrounds each cell (Int J Gynecol Pathol 2001;20:173)

Differential diagnosis
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● HSIL (Diagn Cytopathol 2002;26:35)
● AGUS (Diagn Cytopathol 2004;30:88), adenocarcinoma in situ

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