Benign / nonneoplastic lesions

Topic Completed: 1 May 2007

Minor changes: 10 March 2020

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PubMed Search: Melanosis cervix

Branko Perunovic, D.M.
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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
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