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Cervix-Cytology

Inflammation/parasites

Schistosomiasis


Reviewer: Farnaz Hasteh, M.D., UCSD Medical Center (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 5 March 2011, last major update March 2011
Copyright: (c) 2006-2011, PathologyOutlines.com, Inc.

General
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● Cervix is most common site of infection in women by S. haematobium
● Optimal method of detection is direct examination of cervical tissue obtained by forceps biopsy through quantitative compressed biopsy technique; cytologic examination of cervical smears is least sensitive (Am J Trop Med Hyg 2001;65:233)

Case reports
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● Association of Schistosoma haematobium and human papillomavirus in cervical cancer (Acta Cytol 2010;54:205)

Cytology description
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● Often granulomatous inflammation

Cytology images
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Not necessarily cervix - Left: S. mansoni-lateral spine; right: S. japonicum

Additional references
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Int J Gynecol Cancer 2001;11:491

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