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Sarcoma / lymphoma / other


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Revised: 26 June 2011, last major update June 2011
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● Usually presents with abnormal uterine or vaginal bleeding
● Cervical smear may be first indication of tumor, but smear is often negative or reported as SIL
● Usually diffuse large B cell or follicular subtypes (Mod Pathol 2000;13:19)

Case reports

● 42 year old woman with Burkitt’s lymphoma with HSIL (Pathol Res Pract 2005;201:521)
● Two patients with diffuse large B cell lymphoma and follicular lymphoma at biopsy but HSIL by pap smear (Gynecol Oncol 2005;98:484)
● Three patients with atypical lymphoid cells at pap smear (Am J Hematol 2003;73:176)
● Detection of HTLV-1 (in adult T cell leukemia / lymphoma) by PCR on cytologic smears (Methods Mol Biol 2005;304:183)

Cytology description

● Round, loosely arranged neoplastic cells with scanty cytoplasm (Cytopathology 1996;7:204)

Cytology images

Various images

Large cell lymphoma

Liquid based cytology

Differential diagnosis

Chronic cervicitis: ThinPrep specimens may show clumps of lymphocytes (Cytopathology 2002;13:364)

End of Cervix-cytology > Sarcoma / lymphoma / other > Lymphoma

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