Inflammation of cervix

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

Revised: 29 March 2017, last major update May 2007

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PubMed search: Actinomycosis cervix

Cite this page: Actinomycosis. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://pathologyoutlines.com/topic/cervixactinomycosis.html. Accessed October 18th, 2017.
Definition / general
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Tangled clumps of gram positive filamentous organisms, often with acute angle branching, sometimes showing irregular wooly appearance
  • Swollen filaments may be seen with clubs at periphery
  • Often cotton ball-like acute inflammatory response
Cytology description