Inflammatory / infectious


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PubMed Search: Vasculitis cervix

Branko Perunovic, D.M.
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Cite this page: Perunovic B. Vasculitis. PathologyOutlines.com website. https://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/cervixvasculitis.html. Accessed December 3rd, 2021.
Definition / general
  • Vasculitis of any type affecting the female genital tract is usually an isolated finding (only 10% have systemic disease, Int J Gynecol Pathol 2000;19:258)
  • Isolated polyarteritis nodosa of female genital tract is rare, either giant cell type in postmenopausal women in any part of female genital tract or PAN type in younger women affecting cervix (Mod Pathol 1994;7:610)
Case reports
  • 44 year old woman with previous cervical biopsies showing CIN II - III (Case #91)
Microscopic (histologic) images

Case #91
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Inflammatory infiltrate in the vessel wall

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Lymphocytes, neutrophils and occasional eosinophils

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Fibrinoid necrosis within the media

Additional references
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