Cervix
Benign cells / nonneoplastic lesions
Hyperkeratosis / keratinization



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Revised: 26 December 2019

Revised: 20 December 2018, last major update August 2010

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Marilin Rosa, M.D.
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Cite this page: Rosa M. Hyperkeratosis / keratinization. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/cervixcytologyhyperkeratosis.html. Accessed January 27th, 2020.
Definition / general
  • Patches of anucleated squamous cells with irregular, angulated edges
  • In one study, criteria for extensive hyperkeratosis was 5+ low power fields on a conventional smear and 3+ low power fields in liquid based preparation
Clinical features
Cytology images

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Exocervical smear

Differential diagnosis
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