Cervix - Cytology
Benign / nonneoplastic lesions

Author: Farnaz Hasteh, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 1 May 2017, last major update November 2010

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PubMed search: Cervix Cytology Leiomyoma

Cite this page: Cytology > Leiomyoma. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://pathologyoutlines.com/topic/cervixcytologyleiomyoma.html. Accessed October 23rd, 2017.
Definition / general
  • Unusual finding in a pap smear, even if present in cervix
Clinical features
Cytology description
  • Spindle cells with cigar shaped nuclei, bland chromatin
  • Nuclear degeneration can occur
Cytology images

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Esophageal leiomyoma showing groups of spindled cells with relatively low cellularity

Differential diagnosis
  • Nonneoplastic smooth muscle due to prior trauma in cervix