Cervix
Inflammation / parasites
Granulomas

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PubMed search: Cervix Cytology granuloma

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Definition / general
  • Chronic inflammation with epithelioid histiocytes, giant cells and lymphocytes
Terminology
  • Also called granulomatous cervicititis
Epidemiology
  • Uncommon
Etiology
  • Tuberculosis, amebiasis, schistosomiasis, brucellosis, tularemia, sarcoidosis and noninfectious causes like foreign body reaction to sutures (Diagn Cytopathol 1995;13:336)
  • Also post radiation
Case reports
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Collection of epithelioid histiocytes or granuloma
Cytology description
  • Inflammatory reaction, foreign body giant cells, phagocytosed refractile suture material (in some cases)
  • Granuloma rarely seen in Pap test (tuberuclosis)
Differential diagnosis