Benign /nonneoplastic lesions

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

Revised: 20 April 2017, last major update May 2007

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PubMed Search: Atrophy[title] cervix

Cite this page: Atrophy. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://pathologyoutlines.com/topic/cervixatrophy.html. Accessed October 23rd, 2017.
Definition / general
  • May resemble SIL
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Pseudokoilocytosis, immature but bland epithelium
  • May resemble urothelial metaplasia
  • May have focal nuclear enlargement and hyperchromasia
  • Cells have prominent intercellular bridges
  • Nuclei are uniform, evenly spaced, often elongated with grooves
  • No atypia in upper epithelial layers, no mitotic figures
Cytology description
Negative stains
Differential diagnosis