Benign / nonneoplastic lesions
Papillary adenofibroma

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Revised: 27 December 2018, last major update May 2007

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PubMed Search: Papillary adenofibroma cervix

Branko Perunovic D.M.
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Cite this page: Perunovic B. Papillary adenofibroma. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/cervixpapillaryadenofibroma.html. Accessed August 22nd, 2019.
Definition / general
  • Uncommon in cervix, more common in endometrium
  • Usually postmenopausal women
Case reports
Gross description
  • Protrudes into endocervical canal
  • Papillary or sessile, may be 5 cm or larger
  • Firm, rubbery, tan brown with focal hemorrhage
  • May have small cysts on cut surface
  • No invasion of underlying stroma
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Lobulated papillary configuration
  • Blunt edged and branching papillae covered by bland endocervical epithelium with stromal proliferation
  • May have focal squamous differentiation
  • Stromal cells are small, uniform, bland
  • No / rare mitotic figures
  • No increased cellularity around entrapped glands
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Glandular epithelium
and connective
tissue proliferation

Adenofibroma - not necessarily from cervix

Differential diagnosis
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