Table of ContentsDefinition / general | Case reports | Cytology description | Cytology images | Positive stains | Negative stains | Additional references
Cite this page: cytology > Melanoma. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/cervixcytologymelanoma.html. Accessed April 30th, 2017.
Definition / general
- Rare tumor; usually postmenopausal women (Cytojournal 2010;7:25)
- Amelanotic metastatic tumor presenting as cervical polyp (Acta Cytol 1985;29:612)
- Tumor cells with occasional cytoplasmic brown pigment, often bizarre shape; hyperchromatic and irregular nuclei, prominent nucleoli
- Also necrosis, occasional mitotic figures