Cervix
Benign / nonneoplastic lesions
Diffuse laminar endocervical glandular hyperplasia



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Revised: 21 December 2018, last major update May 2007

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Branko Perunovic D.M.
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Definition / general
  • Also called nonspecific hyperplasia
  • Usually an incidental finding
  • First described in 1991 (Am J Surg Pathol 1991;15:1123)
  • Mean age 37 years, range 22 to 48 years
  • Nonneoplastic, incidental finding, no recurrences after surgery
Case reports
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Diffuse proliferation of medium sized, evenly spaced, closely packed, well differentiated mucinous glands within inner third of cervical wall
  • Area sharply demarcated from underlying storm
  • Cells have basal nuclei
  • Associated with chronic inflammation and stromal edema
  • No significant cytologic atypic
  • No mitotic activity, no / rare apoptotic activity (Int J Gynecol Pathol 2002;21:125), not deeply invasive
Negative stains
Differential diagnosis
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