Cervix - Cytology
Normal cells / nonneoplastic findings
Transitional (urothelial) metaplasia

Author: Farnaz Hasteh, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 16 May 2017, last major update March 2011

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Terminology
  • Also called immature transitional (urothelial) metaplasia
Etiology
Clinical features
  • Predominantly in postmenopausal women
Cytology description
  • Clusters of cells with streaming, oval, bland nuclei containing longitudinal nuclear grooves
  • May have perinuclear halos and wrinkled contours
  • No / rare mitotic figures, no cilia, no crowding or nuclear atypia
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Transitional cell metaplasia

Squamous and
transition (urothelial)
metaplasia

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Differential diagnosis