Benign / nonneoplastic lesions
Glial polyp

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Revised: 10 October 2018, last major update May 2007

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Definition / general
  • Very rare; "<100" cases reported
  • Benign but may recur up to 5 years layer
  • May be due to implantation of fetal brain tissue at curettage / abortion (Obstet Gynecol 1983;61:261), overgrowth of teratoma, ectopic glial tissue or neoplastia of Müllerian origin
Case reports
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Discrete polypoid lesion of endocervix
  • Moderately cellular glial containing bland astrocytes surround endocervical glands and invade storm
  • Astrocytes are evenly spaced, have long radiating processes, no atypica, no biotic figures
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Polypoid mass of glia below endocervical surface (AFIP)

Case of Week #135: H&E and GFAP

Positive stains