Benign / nonneoplastic lesions

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

Revised: 26 October 2017, last major update May 2007

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PubMed Search: Leiomyoma[title] cervix

Cite this page: Leiomyoma. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/cervixleiomyoma.html. Accessed December 12th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Uncommon; only 8% of uterine leiomyomas occur in cervix
  • Clinically may mimic an endocervical polyp
  • Unusual finding in a pap smear, even if present in cervix
Case reports
Gross description
  • Firm, whorled cut surface similar to uterine leiomyoma
  • Usually 1 cm or less
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Resembles uterine leiomyoma
  • Often prominent thick walled blood vessels
  • May have mitotic figures below ulcerated areas
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Spindled cells in streaming pattern

Cytology description
Cytology images

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Esophageal leiomyoma showing groups of spindled cells with relatively low cellularity

Differential diagnosis
  • Nonneoplastic smooth muscle due to prior trauma in cervix