Cervix - Cytology
Normal cells / nonneoplastic findings

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

Revised: 28 April 2017, last major update August 2010

Copyright: (c) 2006-2017, PathologyOutlines.com, Inc.

PubMed search: cervix menstrual endometrium

Cite this page: Exodus. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/cervixcytologyexodus.html. Accessed October 19th, 2018.
Cytology description
  • Menstrual endometrium with central core of densely packed stroma surrounded by degenerated and partially necrotic cells
  • Histiocytes, neutrophils and degenerated cells in a dirty background
  • During menstrual cycle days 6 to 10 (proliferative phase or exodus phase), the endometrial cells are present in a "double contour" pattern with glandular epithelial cells surrounding the stromal cells in the center
Cytology images

Images hosted on other servers:

Various images of endometrial cells,
including during menstruation