Cervix - Cytology
Benign cells / nonneoplastic lesions

Author: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 18 May 2017, last major update June 2011

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PubMed search: Lymphocytes [title] cervix cytology

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Cytology description
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Cytology description
  • Mature lymphocytes have dense homogenous nucleus and high N/C ratio
  • Immature lymphocytes have vesicular nuclei, prominent nucleoli, and lower N/C ratio
  • Follicular cervicitis: aggregates of lymphocytes with tingible body macrophages (see also chronic cervicitis)