Cervix
Benign / nonneoplastic lesions
Melanosis

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

Revised: 28 April 2017, last major update May 2007

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PubMed Search: Melanosis cervix

Cite this page: Melanosis. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/cervixmelanosis.html. Accessed April 29th, 2017.
Case reports
Gross description
  • Flat, dark lesion up to 3 cm
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Benign pigmented melanocytes in basal layer of epithelium
  • No thickening of epithelium
  • Melanocytes are densely pigmented and dendritic but do not involve the stroma
Differential diagnosis