Cervix
Inflammation
Pseudolymphoma

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

Revised: 15 May 2017, last major update May 2007

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Definition / general
  • Also called lymphoma-like lesion; a form of chronic cervicitis
  • Rare; benign reactive lesions that resemble lymphoma
  • Usually reproductive age women
Case reports
Gross description
  • Soft, superficial, focal erosion
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Clusters or sheets of large lymphoid cells, mixed with plasma cells, neutrophils, macrophages and germinal cells
  • Infiltrate is usually above endocervical glands
  • Prominent mitotic activity, often starry sky pattern
  • No deep invasion, no cellular monomorphism, no prominent sclerosis
Microscopic (histologic) images

Images hosted on PathOut server:

Dense lymphoid infiltrate
with germinal centers

Cytology description
Positive stains
  • Polyclonal
Additional references