Benign / nonneoplastic epithelial lesions

Papillary endocervicitis

Topic Completed: 1 May 2007

Minor changes: 12 March 2020

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Branko Perunovic, D.M.
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Definition / general
  • Endocervical inflammatory process with papillary growth pattern
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Chronic cervicitis with papillary architecture at surface
  • Papillae are short and edematous, often with lymphoid aggregates, covered by simple columnar epithelium with reactive nuclear changes
  • Cells have finely stippled chromatin and prominent nucleoli
  • Mitotic figures may be present but no atypia
  • No infiltrative pattern
  • Often mast cells (Indian J Pathol Microbiol 2004;47:178)
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