Benign / non-neoplastic lesions
Decidual reaction

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

Revised: 1 May 2017, last major update May 2007

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Definition / general
  • Also called cervicitis decidualis, deciduous
  • Multiple small, yellow / red elevations of cervical mucosa
  • Soft, friable, bleed easily; rarely are fungating and resemble carcinoma
Case reports
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Decidual cells with abundant pale granular cytoplasm, bland nuclei
Microscopic (histologic) images

Various images

Ectopic decidual deposits in lymph nodes

Cytology description
Positive stains