Cervix
Sarcoma / lymphoma / other
Melanoma

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

Revised: 26 October 2017, last major update May 2007

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PubMed Search: Melanoma cervix [title]

Cite this page: Melanoma. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://pathologyoutlines.com/topic/cervixmelanoma.html. Accessed November 22nd, 2017.
Definition / general
Case reports
Gross description
  • Gray blue black nodule
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Often small cell and spindle cell variants
  • Junctional activity present in < 50%, variable melanin pigment
  • Stromal infiltration by malignant cells
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Small cell variant (common in vagina)

Epithelioid cells

Prominent junctional activity

Cytology description
  • Tumor cells with occasional cytoplasmic brown pigment, often bizarre shape; hyperchromatic and irregular nuclei, prominent nucleoli
  • Also necrosis, occasional mitotic figures
Cytology images

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Primary tumor: Pap staining

Primary tumor: liquid based cytology

Vaginal tumor

Positive stains
Negative stains
Differential diagnosis